Post Arab Spring, Countries Like Egypt, Turkey, And Tunisia Move Slowly Towards Islamization

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Sameera Ehteram
Egypt is increasingly been going through what can only be called "Brotherhoodization" of the country. There is an evidently increased representation of the Brothers in the government. Various Islamist movements have been quite prominent as well.

Post Arab Spring

Egypt is increasingly been going through what can only be called "Brotherhoodization" of the country. There is an evidently increased representation of the Brothers in the government. Various Islamist movements have been quite prominent as well.

From attacks on Christians, to the police growing beards, lessons on Islam and Koran, even in foreign schools and alcohol being banned, Egypt in Post Hosni Mubarak is increasingly tilting toward Islamization.

Apart from Egypt, this Islamization is also evident in countries like Tunisia, Syria, and Turkey as well.

A request to build a Christian church in Turkey's capital of Ankara was deniedby government of Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Instead, another mosque will be built where the church had requested permission to build.

Erdogan has also been known to talked about the need to "breed a religious and conservative generation in Turkey."

Turkey being a secular state; the government has no say in matters regarding religion. The schools have more and more religious courses.

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The Islamist party Ennahda, which heads Tunisia’s coalition government, wants to allow the hiijab (veil) to be worn in universities.

Since the pat one year, radical Islamists suppressed by the former dictator have become increasingly assertive in Tunisia.

The truth is that the fall of dictatorial establishments throughout the greater Middle East has added to the discrimination as well harassment of Christians in the region.

This trend does not seem to be going anywhere. In fact is seems to be on the rise.

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