April 18, 2012
Beyond the New Carthage
Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal
In Tunisia, the liberal, leftist, and center-right secular parties are strong when they band together. And they do band together on social issues. The Islamists were recently forced to abandon their push to enshrine Islamic law in the constitution. They have no choice but to back what Tunisians call a civil state, rather than an Islamic state, because that's what the majority wants.
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