Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of the Ennahda party, which won the first Tunisian elections after Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country's former president, was toppled in January, talks about the Arab Spring, free elections and the implementation of Sharia in Tunisia.
"I once said that al-Qaeda was over in Tunisia, the eruption of the revolution in Tunisia means there is a third way for a change. It's not that of violence, it's not that of integration into the current regimes under the pretext of aiming to reform them because these regimes cannot be reformed.
Changing the internal systems of these regimes failed and changing them through violence also failed. So the Arab world was going through a state of inactivity.
Tunisia came up with a third way which is the peaceful revolution. In one year three regimes have so far been toppled and two others are on the way to being toppled. This wave will not stop."
Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi
Source: Al Jazeera