Nevertheless, the beginning of democracy in political system of Egypt has made both secularists
atheists and all who share the goal of a secular government by gathering the political strength of secularists
In terms of elections, the Brotherhood will have their bloc, and quite possibly the highest voter turnout amongst all the parties, but the Islamists will have a hard time securing the majority they need if the secularists
do their homework.
Meanwhile, Islamists act in the belief that they can mobilise the public and portray their opponents as a bunch of secularists
hungry for power," he added.
are organizing an opposition coalition under the leadership of Beji Caid Essebsi, the former interim prime minister who also served in the government of former President Habib Bourguiba.
Ennahda has sought to assure secularists
that it has no intention of enforcing Islamic rules, but it has struggled to control more conservative Islamists who have been outspoken in their demands that religion play a greater role in public life.
The 'Arab Spring', or the 'Great Arab Secularist
Disappointment of 2011/2' With its light-hearted name and revolutionary spirit, the Arab Spring exploded onto the pages of history books.
and former opposition parties define democracy as a peaceful means to assume power and end their decades-long frustration and obscure existence under Mubarak's rule.
Ennahda has reassured Tunisians it will not impose a Muslim moral code on society and will respect women's equality, but the comments by Jbeli were interpreted by secularists
as evidence the party has a hidden agenda.
It adds that secularists
are calling for the mingling of the sexes, discarding of the hijab, traveling without a mahram (a close relative), staying in hotels without mahrams, disobeying guardians, disrespecting the Shariah and rejecting religious rulings issued by Islamic scholars.
Summary: A Turkish court Wednesday suspended a reform that would have facilitated university access for religious school graduates and was strongly opposed by secularists
, the Anatolia news agency
The conflict in Turkey is between the dominant assertive secularists
(the Kemalists) and the passive secularists
(mainly the pro-Islamic conservatives).