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Arab Women Professionals Voice Fears of Post-Arab Spring Islamization MEMRI
Following are excerpts from a TV show featuring several Arab women professionals commenting on post-Arab spring Islamization. The program aired on Al-Aan TV on September 19 and 26, 2012.TV host: Slogans like "Jihad, oh Obama, Tahrir Square belongs to Osama" have been heard recently in Cairo. Are you worried about this?
Egyptian teacher of Medicine Dr. Nadia Madani: Of course. The Egyptian revolution, whose goals were freedom, social justice, and a better life for the people, should not be turned into a religious or sectarian conflict for whatever reason. Merely hearing such slogans makes you worry that we are heading towards an Afghanistan-like scenario, common in places suffering from religious conflicts, extremism, and restrictions on the lifestyle of the people.[...] TV host: When you heard that Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, went down to Tahrir Square, what was the first thought that came to your mind?
Dr. Nadia Madani: I immediately imagined a Taliban scenario, and an attempt to undermine the stability of the younger generation, dragging them to violence.
Tunisian politician 'Aisha Al-Majri: We labored to bring about the Arab Spring, but there are people with foreign and domestic agendas who are trying to gain a foothold anywhere they can. The Salafis, or the extremists, are among those who are seeking such a foothold. We will do what we can to stop this.TV host: In your opinion, will they succeed?
'Aisha Al-Majri: They are trying, and they are financed and supported by superpowers, pushing them to establish a foothold. We will minimize this in any way we can. We have paid a price with our blood, and if necessary, we will pay with more blood to stop them. Tunisia will be the first to stop this [Salafi] wave.