Libya has just become an Islamic republic; that is, a sharia-based state. According to the early returns from today’s elections, Tunisia is headed in the same direction.
The article below discusses the projected success of the Tunisan party Ennahda, which it describes as “Islamist”. More precisely, Ennahda is a local chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia. So the Muslim Brotherhood in alliance with Al Qaeda has just formed a government in Libya, the Brotherhood is in the process of winning an election in Tunisia, and the Brotherhood will shortly be taking the reins in Egypt.
Syria is probably next. Bashar al-Assad would be well-advised to pay close attention to those ghastly videos of the last moments of Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
Here’s the story about Tunisia’s election from The Times of Malta:
Islamists Take Lead in Tunisian Poll
Early results from polling stations in Tunisia put the Islamist Ennahda Party in the lead in many constituencies today.
Electoral officials are counting votes in landmark elections that saw more than 90% of registered voters cast ballots.
Official results are not expected until later today or tomorrow.
Boubker Bethabet, secretary general of the country’s election commission, said more than 90% of the 4.1 million registered voters participated.
Radio Mosaique FM posted results from polling stations around the country, with many showing a commanding lead for Ennahda.
Tunisians voted yesterday to elect a constituent assembly in the first elections emerging from the uprisings around the Middle East known as the Arab Spring.
Hat tip: PJ.