All of that shaking and gyrating was too much for the Salafists.
They had to bust it up.
Islamist students attack students of the Bourguiba Language Institute in the El Khadra neighbourhood, a Salafist bastion, of the capital Tunis, as they try to prevent the filming of current Internet craze the “Harlem Shake” on February 27, 2013. (Straits Times)
Tunisian Salafists attacked students in Tunis for dancing the “Harlem Shake.”
The Straits Times reported:
Salafist Muslims in socially divided Tunisia tried to prevent the filming of current Internet craze the Harlem Shake at a school on Wednesday, but were driven off after coming to blows with students.
At another school, south of the capital, the principal banned a performance there, and angry students reacted by hurling stones at police, who responded with tear gas.
When a dozen or so ultra-conservative Muslim youths, some of them women in veils, showed up at the Bourguiba Language Institute in the El Khadra neighbourhood of Tunis, a Salafist bastion, students shouted “Get out, get out!”
One of the Salafists shouted “Our brothers in Palestine are being killed by Israelis, and you are dancing.”
Here’s a look at one of the “Harlem Shake” protests that took place this week in Tunisia.