June 28, 2012

Extradition Opens Tunisia's Secular-Islamist Rift

Vivienne Walt, Time

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With political upheaval in Egypt and Libya and calamitous violence in Syria, the one stable point of the Arab Spring seemed to be Tunisia, where the wave of revolutions began 19 months ago. Now even that looks in doubt.

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Salafists Rising in Tunisia
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