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Egypt's Liberals Adrift

Egypt's Liberals Adrift | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
If liberals in Egypt are to stand a chance in this, or any, election, they must connect with the Egyptian people. But can they?
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Why Islamists Are Better Democrats

Why Islamists Are Better Democrats | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

If the Arab Spring was seeded by a liberal insurrection, the Arab Fall has brought a rich harvest for Political Islam. In election after election, parties that embrace various shades of Islamist ideology have spanked liberal rivals. In Tunisia, the first country to hold elections after toppling a long-standing dictator, the Ennahda party won a plurality in the Oct. 23 vote for an assembly that will write a new constitution.

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Tunisian parties choose veteran human rights activist as country’s new interim president

TUNIS, Tunisia — A veteran human rights activist was selected as Tunisia’s new interim president on Tuesday, a party official says.
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Can Islamists share power with secularists? Tunisia is about to find out.

Can Islamists share power with secularists? Tunisia is about to find out. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Two secular parties look set to join Tunisia's dominant Islamist Al Nahda party in an alliance that would collectively represent as much as 60 percent of the vote in Sunday's election.
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Tunisia: Secular-Religious Tensions Signs of a Struggle for Identity?

Tunisian police on Sunday broke up a mob of angry Salafists who tried to attack a TV network that aired a film on the Iranian revolution, raising fears the growing movement could provoke more unrest just two weeks away from elections where...
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Tunisia: The Arab Spring’s first president, almost

Tunisia: The Arab Spring’s first president, almost | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

While there is hope that Tunisia’s first democratically elected president marks a fresh start, only time will tell if he can satisfy the expectations of his people.

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Israeli secular, religious ministers hold heated debate over women's rights

Israeli secular, religious ministers hold heated debate over women's rights | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Likud's Limor Livnat warns that exclusion of women leads to violence against women; Shas minister Nahari: We must respect those who find women's singing offensive.
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Tunisia’s unlikely allies say they are ready to bury differences

Tunisia’s unlikely allies say they are ready to bury differences | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The interim government taking shape in Tunisia is an unlikely coalition of moderate Islamists and liberal secularists whose parties topped the poll in elections last month.
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Islamists claim win in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote

Islamists claim win in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Mindful that some people in Tunisia and elsewhere see the resurgence of Islamists as a threat to modern, liberal values, party officials said they were prepared to form an alliance with two secularist parties, Congress for the Republic and Ettakatol.

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