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Tunisian women fear Islamist return
« on: January 24, 2011, 09:43:04 pm »
Tunisian women are watching warily should the uprising that ousted the authoritarian president also unravel women's rights bolstered by his secular regime in this predominantly Muslim country.

"I'm scared of the return of the Islamists," said Sonia, a 35-year-old government official who declined to give her last name, as the long-banned Islamist movement Ennahdha (Awakening) prepares to re-enter the political scene.

"They'll impose a new culture that is totally alien to us, like the fundamentalist dress code," she said, referring to the Muslim headscarf worn by some women in the north African state.

I'd be worried too.
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Re: Tunisian women fear Islamist return
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Re: Tunisian women fear Islamist return
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 07:34:32 pm »
The women of Afghanistan and Iran would certainly tell them they should be worrying.

How thin the veneer of civilization.