Tunis - The Tunisian government will decide by Saturday
whether to allow or ban Salafists from holding their annual congress, the
interior minister said on Friday rejecting "death threats" made by
the radical Islamists.
"The final decision will be taken today or
tomorrow," Lotfi Ben Jeddou told Kalima radio.
"The government will not be swayed by death threats,"
The hardline Salafist movement, Ansar al-Sharia, has vowed
to go ahead with its annual congress in the historical central city of Kairouan
on Sunday and warned that the government will be responsible "for any drop
of blood spilt".