Friday prayers in Tunisia after 50 years


JNN 24 Jan 2011 :Muslims of Tunisia Offered Friday prayers after  a gap of 50 years in different congregations in the capital Tunis  , due to the Ban on any Religious activity in the country  by the previous governments of the Tunisia , over throw of the Ben Ali regime was largely welcomed by the masses of the country.

Both Ex Presidents Bin Ali and his predecessor Habib Bourguiba followed an Ataturk-based approach towards religion and tried to paint the Muslim community in western culture. They also tried to draw the Muslim community away from the mainstream Arab population.

Ataturk approach nevertheless failed and the Turkish population is returning to origins seventy years later and a similar return is seemingly in the making in Tunisia after 54 years of boycott.

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