(Reuters) Religious minorities put faith in Tunisia’s democracy

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Minority Jews and Christians are putting their faith in Tunisia's nascent democracy to ensure its new Islamist-led leadership respects their rights in this traditionally secular state.

Religious minorities in the Arab world have mostly lost out when dictators are toppled and radical Islamists exploit the power vacuum to attack non-Muslims. The targeting of Christians in Iraq and Egypt constitutes a frightening example.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchReligion & Culture* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryAfricaTunisia* Religion News & CommentaryInter-Faith RelationsOther ChurchesOther FaithsJudaism

Posted November 10, 2011 at 5:33 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Hakkatan wrote:

Strict Muslim teachings and the attitudes they engender are hostile to democracy.  I fear that the Christians and Jews in lands of the “Arab Spring” will suffer greatly.

November 10, 9:28 am | [comment link]
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