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Islamists' Ideas On Democracy And Faith Face Test In Tunisia

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Tunisians shout slogans and wave the national flag during a demonstration organized by leftist opposition parties in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
Tunisians shout slogans and wave the national flag during a demonstration organized by leftist opposition parties in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 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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