Today’s WashPost A1 headline is “The Two Faces of Freedom.” It’s about the state of Islam since Arab Spring and like the cultural relativist rag that it is, it buries the lede. The very last sentences of the article quote one of the persons interviewed for the article:
“Every Muslim will reach our phase and be like us,” he says. “Our duty is to convert others, and if they don’t let us express ourselves, we will have to fight.”
Tunisia prior to Arab Spring was like Egypt in that Islam was suppressed in favor of a secular state. The downside of that arrangement was that it was effected by a dictator.
Now, with the freedom to speak out and to practice Islam to its foul fullest you get in Tunisia what you hear wherever Islam, and especially where the strict version known as Salafism is practiced:
“We must adopt Sharia law,” making sharia the law of the land. If the state “tries to silence us, will use any means - violence too.”
While the recent announcement that Tunisia’s constitution would not be based on Islamic principles was good to hear, with Islam, a religion that is forsworn to obliterate all other religions, you can never be too sure.