Tunis is located in northeastern Tunisia on the Lake of Tunis, and is connected to the Mediterranean sea's Gulf of Tunis by a canal which terminates at the port of La GouletteHalq al Wadi.
The ancient city of Carthage is located just north of Tunis along the coastal part. Puritanical Salafist Muslims have attacked Sufi shrines and communities across the Arab world in a campaign to spread their influence. But in Tunisia, where national history and identity are The history of Islam concerns the political, social, economic and cultural developments of the Islamic civilization. Despite concerns about the reliability of early sources, most historians [1 believe that Islam originated in Mecca and Medina at the start of the 7th century, approximately 600 years after the founding of Christianity.
Political Islam in Tunisia uncovers the secret history of Tunisia's main Islamist movement, Ennahda, from its origins in the 1960s to the present. Political Islam in Tunisia uncovers the secret history of Tunisia's main Islamist movement, Ennahda, from its origins in the 1960s to the present. Banned until the popular uprisings of and the overthrow of Ben Ali's dictatorship, Ennahda has until now been impossible to investigate.
Email a copy of" Zionism Is a Humanist Movement, Not a Colonial One: Prominent FrenchTunisian Movie Producer Said Ben Sad Reflects on Arabs, Jews and Islam" to a friend Interview At the beginning of recorded history, Tunisia was inhabited by Berber tribes.
Its coast was settled by Phoenicians starting as early as the 12th century BC ( Bizerte, Utica ). The city of Carthage was founded in the 9th century BC by Phoenicians. The Islamist Ennahda movement, which had swept to a power just after Tunisia's longtime dictator was toppled in the Arab Spring, came in second to its secular rivals in October 2014 elections.
Tunisia is more prosperous than its neighbours. Agriculture employs a large part of the workforce and tourism is a key sector. Mass protests unseated President Ben Ali in 2011 the first of a