Salafis Threaten Tunisia
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  • Anthony

    “But man, proud man, dressed in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured, His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As makes the angels weep.” (William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure)

  • Kris

    “A sit-in by religious students degenerates into fist fights and the desecration of Tunisia’s flag.”

    I am shocked that those Salafis are desecrating the Islamic crescent. Bunch of Islamophobes!

  • I will offer a suggestion: Tunisian Salafi gangs are a public order problem, not a social movement. Actual popular support for Salafist political parties in recent elections in Tunisia and Libya was close to nil.

    The standard issue Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood took 10% of the vote in Libya. The equivocal Islamists of the Ennahda Movement in Tunisia took 37% of the vote.

    This situation is not ominous at this time. You have been descending into political hypochondria.

  • Kris

    [email protected]: “You have been descending into political hypochondria.”

    If many people in a room are coming down with pneumonia, you start getting worried when a previously healthy-looking fellow sneezes.

    I once again hope your plausible analysis is correct.

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