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Tunisians Call For Balanced Response To Terror Attack

The coffin of Elaine Thwaites, one of the victims of last Friday's terrorist attack, is taken from the RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Tunisia, on July 1, 2015 in Brize Norton, England. (Joe Giddens/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The coffin of Elaine Thwaites, one of the victims of last Friday's terrorist attack, is taken from the RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Tunisia, on July 1, 2015 in Brize Norton, England. (Joe Giddens/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

This week, military planes began to fly home the remains of victims of last Friday’s rampage in Sousse, as a Tunisian terror cell promised more attacks.

Meanwhile, many Tunisians and Tunisia watchers are calling for a careful balance in the government’s response: strengthened security without infringement on the democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring and set Tunisia apart in the region.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with William Lawrence of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy about the attack and how it could change Tunisia.

Guest

  • William Lawrence, director of Middle East and North Africa programs at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.

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