Islam Challenges Islam

Tunisia just witnessed the murder by Islamists of a prominent opposition leader who represented secular minded people. Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali whose Islamist Ennhadha party now controls the government decided to dissolve the government and form a Cabinet that represented diverse factions within the nation. However, the party’s executive committee rejected his decision insisting they are the government and will not be intimidated by anger within the nation. They insist the party “will continue to lead the country but it is open to partial ministerial reshuffle.”

At present, Enhnahda and its allies control about two-thirds of parliament. Opposition parties hailed Jebali’s decision for a coalition, but his own party is still dominated by more conservative forces. So, what is left for Tunisia other than turmoil and conflict?