ICRD, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), has been conducting research in Tunisia to understand how conservative religious actors, such as Islamists and Salafis, can play a more constructive role in countering violent extremism (CVE). This report details the results of a study that was based on interviews with civil society leaders and national experts, along with surveys of fundamentalist religious actors from six key cities and neighborhoods nationwide. The report provides a critical analysis of the sensitivities surrounding the role of religious actors in the public sphere, and offers recommendations for strengthening the positive contributions of religious communities in preventing extremism.
This report represents just one piece of a larger effort at ICRD to assess the role of hardline religious communities in CVE. Read the report