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Islam in Tunisia: Islamists Vs. Secularists

Two years after the Arab Spring began in Tunisia, catalyzed by the protest and subsequent death of street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in January 2011, Islamists and secularists continue to clash. After the ousting of secular President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali at the start of the Arab Spring, moderate Ennahda Islamists won the elections, while hardline Salafists began battling secular society. The tension between the Salafists and secularists continues to grow as the Islamists fight for Islam to be the law of the land and secularists fear the loss of democracy, women’s rights and individual freedoms. Reuters has reported recently on…

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