Tunisia and the Assassination of Belaid

"O my homeland: They have made you a horror series Whose events we follow every evening on the hour. So how can we see you if they cut the power?" -- Nizar Kabbani, a Syrian poet Alarm, murder and the university On 6 February 2013, I felt very lazy and could not wake up and get myself out of bed. From the bed, I could see the weather which looked, beyond the glass of one of my room windows, too cold and gloomy to facilitate an easy end to snoozing. The previous evening, I had set the alarm at 7.30 a.m., but I ignored it though it was a fairly loud alarm. Then between 9:24 a.m. and 9:43 a.m., I received four phone calls from my brother, my father, a friend, and a cousin respectively to notify me that an assassination had just been committed not far from my place. I found myself rushing around trying to get ready in front of my TV screen as if I had been late for one of my key lectures at the university.The most-watched Tunisian Satellite channel delivered breaking...(Read Full Article)