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(Reuters)   It's party time in Tunisia after opposition politician is slain. And by "party", Subby means the population is rioting   (reuters.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, Tunisia, loyal opposition, democratic transition, Egyptian Army, Tunis, Salafi, Sidi Bouzid, Navanethem Pillay  
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2013-07-25 08:34:53 PM  
3 votes:
Americans should pay attention. They might learn something about protesting and religion.
2013-07-25 10:34:01 PM  
1 vote:

RealAmericanHero: AlwaysRightBoy: I was in Tunisia about 13 years ago and thought the country and its people were very interesting and very tolerate towards western types and all that I've read in the last few years just saddens me.

/wife got her ass handed to her for not wearing long pants one day

//I tried to take a picture of the presidential palace at Carthage and almost got my ass handed to me by guards with bayonets on their rifles

Maybe I misinterpreted your story but getting a beatdown for wearing pants and taking pictures doesn't seem all that tolerant.


That's a good more tolerant than some other countries over there. The lesson for me is when in someone's country respect the traditions.

Istanbul is much more tolerant with western types.

/wife was heckled by all the women on every street we walked down that day, she learned her lesson
2013-07-25 10:25:47 PM  
1 vote:

AlwaysRightBoy: I was in Tunisia about 13 years ago and thought the country and its people were very interesting and very tolerate towards western types and all that I've read in the last few years just saddens me.

/wife got her ass handed to her for not wearing long pants one day

//I tried to take a picture of the presidential palace at Carthage and almost got my ass handed to me by guards with bayonets on their rifles


Maybe I misinterpreted your story but getting a beatdown for wearing pants and taking pictures doesn't seem all that tolerant.
2013-07-25 08:56:55 PM  
1 vote:
As long as they stay away from Tataouine (yes, it's a real city in Tunisia).
2013-07-25 08:39:23 PM  
1 vote:
fireden.net
2013-07-25 08:20:22 PM  
1 vote:
This does give new depth to Dizziy Gillespie's classic "A Night in Tunisia".
2013-07-25 06:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
These governments...Egypt and Tunisia and other places..are learning that Islamic governments do not function well in a democracy.

As sad as the assassinations are, they are breeding the proper amount of disdain and aversion to a religious government that is needed for a healthy democracy.
2013-07-25 06:48:13 PM  
1 vote:
A secular political group rioting against their murderous theist government? I don't even live there and I want to join in.
 
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