The fall of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's forcibly secular regime is likely to pave the way for the rise of Islamic influence in Tunisia, from moderate Muslims taking a greater role in party politics to extremist infiltration from neighbouring Algeria.
REUTERS - For years they were jailed or exiled. They were excluded from elections, banned from politics, and played no visible role in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.
Exclusive reports from Tunis.
- Tunisia accuses 'terrorist' group of politicians’ murders
- Mass anti-government protests in Tunisia
- Tunisian Islamists ‘accept’ union plan to resolve crisis
- Tunisia's Amina quits ‘Islamophobic’ Femen
- Anti-government protest rallies thousands in Tunisia
- Work suspended on Tunisian constitution amid crisis
- Chris Moore reports from the Tunisian capital.
Date created : 2011-01-22