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Tunisia's Ruling Party Conflicted About Religion

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The young man at the entrance to Zitouna, the oldest mosque in the Tunis medina, was adamant. Non-Muslims could no longer enter the buildi...

Moderate Wins Landslide Victory In Re-Election As Islamist Party Head In Tunisia

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisia's most powerful Islamist party re-elected a moderate as its leader by a landslide in the early hours of the morning Tuesday,...

Thousands Of Tunisians Rally Against Violence By Ultraconservative Islamists

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- More than 8,000 Tunisians marched Saturday through the capital denouncing violence committed by ultraconservative Islamist groups in...

Students Face Off Over Islamic Veil On Campus

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Around 200 students and professors demonstrated in Tunisia's capital on Wednesday calling for an end to the standoff by ultraconserv...

The Many Shades Of Islamist

Kamran Bokhari | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Kamran Bokhari

Islamist movements seeking power via democracy will behave differently based on the country's historic experiences with Islamism and secularism. Democratization in each country leads to a different hue of Islamism.

Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

While Tunisia has avoided the instability that has threatened to push Egypt back into full-scale contestation, it is clear that tensions are rising and that those tensions are centering on the subject of Islam.