11.07.2011 09.Tammus, 5771
Tunisian secularists take on Islamist extremists
Women received the vote shortly after independence in 1956 and unlike most Arab countries, polygamy is banned and abortions are allowed.
Fearing the gradual religious takeover of a country widely considered the most progressive in the Arab world, liberal and secular Tunisians have begun asserting their country's freedom of faith.
At least 1,000 Tunisians demonstrated in the capital Tunis on Thursday to voice their support for Tunisia's secular character which they feel is now under threat. They waved banners reading "I am free" and "Tunisia for all,” “Extremism out” and "A modern, independent Tunisia."…