Islamists' Ideas On Democracy And Faith Face Test In Tunisia

02/18/2012 06:48 pm ET | Updated Apr 19, 2012

TUNIS -- The epiphany of Said Ferjani came after his poor childhood in a pious town in Tunisia, after a religious renaissance a generation ago awakened his intellect, after he plotted a coup and a torturer broke his back, and after he fled to Britain to join other Islamists seeking asylum on a passport he had borrowed from a friend.

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