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Resolving the niqab issue in Tunisian universities

By Lotfi Radhouane Chebil TUNIS: Recently at a university in Tunis, a female student approached her professor after class and told him that she had decided to wear the niqab, which covers the female body, face and head, to class. After some discussion on the topic, the professor said that he respected her decision and …


Tunisian Islamists spark fear of culture war

By Paul Schemm / AP TUNIS: Every Friday, bearded men in shin-length robes demonstrate in Tunisia’s capital against perceived insults to Islam in a country once known for its aggressive secularism. They have occasionally turned violent, attacking secular intellectuals and harassing women for their style of dress. This emerging movement of believers known as Salafis has …


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