Religioscope: Tunisia: the advent of liberal Islamism – an interview with Rashid Al-Ghannouchi

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Religioscope: Tunisia: the advent of liberal Islamism – an interview with Rashid Al-Ghannouchi

Rashid Al-Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahdha, returned home from his 22-year exile on Sunday. In this interview he lays out his view of a more pluralist, left-leaning Islamism and says Ennahdha is committed to democracy. He also notes his own influence on Turkey's AKP. That said, many secularists in Tunisia are apprehensive about a rise in Islamist sentiment in the country.