In response to rising security and political tensions, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Oct. 31 extended the country's state of emergency by three months, but the fracturing of Islamist political parties in Tunisia is approaching a critical point. For Ennahda, Salafist opposition is a serious challenge. For Tunisia, ultra-conservative religious and political activism threatens to wreck the transitional process, which would have an impact across the region.
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