RETRACTED – Tunisia has a problem with internalised Islamophobia

Coronavirus precautions in Tunisia [Anadolu/Yassine Gaidi]
Officials carry out disinfection works as a precaution against COVID-19 at Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis [Yassine Gaid/Anadolu]

Editor’s Note 31/3/2020:

Al Jazeera has retracted this opinion piece, in which the author argued that Tunisia’s coronavirus measures, including closing the country’s mosques, were linked to Islamophobia. Given that the closing of all houses of worship has been vital to prevent the spread of the virus, Al Jazeera can no longer be a platform for the central argument of the op-ed.