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Why The Jihadists Fear Tunisia

The biggest threat to murderous Islamists are Muslims who believe in democracy.

In a file photo, Tunisians rally for freedom of expression.
In a file photo, Tunisians rally for freedom of expression.

-Editorial-

PARIS — Tunisia represents everything jihadists hate. Without a doubt, this is what drove the attack Wednesday in the heart of the capital that killed 19 people, 17 of them foreign tourists, and wounded 40 others.

No, Tunisia is not just any target. Its exemplary nature is simply intolerable for the followers of this bloodthirsty totalitarianism that we call jihadism.

The country and what it represents are a threat to them. It’s the “counter-model” that must be brought down. Tunisia proves that democracy and Islamic culture are perfectly compatible — a concept that is completely unacceptable for jihadists.

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