The radical Islamists of Tunisia's Ansar al-Sharia movement on their website asked their supporters not to attend a rally planned in the city of Kairouan, a day after vowing to defy a government ban on the planned rally.
Latest update: 29/11/2011
Islam in the Arab Spring: do elections mean more religion?
Moderate Islamist parties rule the day in the Arab Spring’s first elections in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. Now come the challenges of reining in more radical Salafists and sticking to the anti-corruption pledges that won them so many votes.
- Rafik ABDEL SALAM, Political Committee Member, Ennahda party
- Zineb BELMKADDEM, Member of the February 20th Movement in Rabat
- Jalila HEDHLI-PEUGNET, President, 'Think Ahead for the Med Tunisia' assosciation
- Mahmoud ISMAIL, Director, Egyptian cultural Center in Paris
- Barak BARFI, Research fellow, New America Foundation
- Amel BOUBEKEUR, Researcher fellow, EHESS and ENS