'Islamist politicians' rise in Tunisia

Some secularists fear the newly found clout of religious parties in post-Ben Ali environment.



    Since the ousting of Zein al-Abedine Ben Ali, the former Tunisian president, politicians with religious outlook are gaining more clout in the country.

    Tunisia is one of the most liberal nations in the Arab world, and some are concerned that conservative forces could move the country away from its secular tradition.

    Ben Ali's regime targeted Muslims sometimes for just growing a beard or praying regularly. They, like the rest of the nation, now have new found freedoms.

    The dilemma is whether people with religious tilt and secularists can now live in harmony.

    Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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