Salafi and the banned Congress

How to deal with Tunisia’s Salafists

Ennahda’s crackdown could be smarter, integrating moderates and reserving tough stuff for those who back domestic terror

Tuesday 21 May 2013 08.24 EDT

Critics of Tunisia’s moderate Islamist government, led by the Ennahda party, have in the past chided it for being a soft touch with followers of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement, treating them like wide-eyed, wayward children with a well-intentioned but simplistic view of religion. But times have changed.

(c) 2013 Guardian News & Media Ltd http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/21/tunisia-salafists-ennahda-crackdown

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