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Happy New Year (Or Not)

Via AFP: AFP – A preacher from the hardline Salafist movement that has achieved growing prominence in Tunisia since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings told Tunisians on Monday that the exchange of New Year’s greetings was un-Islamic. “Sharing the feast … Continue reading

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The Line Still Holds (Just)

Cross-posted on the Corner: The Daily Telegraph reports: A key proposal by Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party to outlaw blasphemy in the new constitution, stoking fears of creeping Islamisation, is to be dropped from the final text. The agreement to drop … Continue reading

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Tunisia: Some Portents

Cross-posted over at the Corner: This demonstration in Tunis (report from AFP; extract follows) obviously reflects growing unease: TUNIS — Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Saturday for a secular state following the murder of a Polish priest, verbal attacks on Jews … Continue reading

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Here Come The Bolsheviks

Count me unsurprised by this: Tunisia’s underground Islamic movement has emerged at the forefront of nationwide protests against its leadership and appears set to emerge as the strongest political force in elections. Al-Nadha is lead by the London-based exile Rachid … Continue reading

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After the revolution

Here’s an interesting point in relation to Tunisia: …The protesters came together after circulating calls to rally over social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Many were unemployed college graduates, and they angrily demanded more jobs and denounced what they called … Continue reading

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