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Thursday, February 28, 2013

On the Continuing Role of Sufi Shrines in Tunisia

 We've reported on a  number of attacks on Sufi shrines by Islamists in various parts of North Africa, where the veneration of saints is widespread but is anathema to Salafis. Here's a useful recent piece at Tunisia Live on the continuing role of Sufi shrines in that country.

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