Tunis reopens ancient Islamic college to counter radicals




 
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Tunis reopens ancient Islamic college to counter radicals
 
April 4th, 2012  
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Tunis reopens ancient Islamic college to counter radicals
TUNIS (Reuters) - Watched by residents of the old quarter of Tunis, a court official stepped forward and unlocked the huge wooden doors. From the gloom within, volunteers began to bring out stools and chairs that had gathered dust and cobwebs for half a century. The school at Tunisia's 8th-century Zaitouna Mosque, one of the world's leading centers of Islamic learning, was closed by independence leader and secularist strongman Habib Bourguiba in 1964 as part of an effort to curb the influence of religion. Its ancient university was merged with the state's Tunis University. ...

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