Tunisia: Salafist Street Patrols Worry Locals

allAfrica - 20 February 2013 - From Monia Ghanmi

The phenomenon of Salafist security details patrolling cities and neighbourhoods has many citizens wondering whether Ansar al-Sharia is trying to take over law and order in Tunisia.

Bands of baton-wielding salafists have mounted security patrols in Tunisian cities in recent weeks, leaving many citizens to question what is behind the phenomenon. (continue reading...)