June 15, 2012

Salafists Rising in Tunisia

Michael Totten, Dispatches

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I don’t expect Tunisia’s Salafist problem to lead to an Algeria-style civil war. It could happen, but I doubt it that it will. Tunisia has a pacifistic streak in it that’s highly unusual.

Salafism, though, is an ugly beast and its adherents aren’t pacifistic at all.

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