Saturday, April 19th

"If they incline to peace, you also incline
to it, and put your trust in Allah."
-Surat-an-Nisaa (4), ayah 94

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"CSID's endeavor in the past 7 years to promote a better understanding of Islam in the West and a genuine dialogue in the Muslim world about Islam and democracy is worthy of our admiration and sustained support. CSID's efforts to promote a dialogue about democracy that is rooted in the respect for the rights of all human beings everywhere in the world to lead a free and dignified life in fulfillment of their God-given potential help in bridging the gap between the West and the Muslim world, at a time when this gap has never been wider."
-- Randa Slim, Vice President
International Institute for Sustained Dialogue
Current Articles
Washington Celebrates the Landmark New Tunisian Constitution
 

Washington Celebrates the Landmark New Tunisian Constitution

Tunisian parliamentarians, senior U.S. officials, diplomats, Middle East experts, media representatives, and a wide array of friends of Tunisia gathered on February 25th, 2010, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC to celebrate the country's historic constitution. The banquet, hosted by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) and the National Council on U.S.-Arab relations, commemorated the adoption on January 26, 2010 of one of the Arab world's most progressive constitutions, with unprecedented guarantees of freedom of religion and women's rights.

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New CSID Report - National Dialogue on the New Constitution
 

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Ye are pleased to present to you this NEW REPORT on the activities and debates (both public and private) organized by CSID-Tunisia in the past 7 months in order to encourage national dialogue and build a national consensus on the new constitution in Tunisia, which will hopefully have almost unanimous consent and support from all Tunisians, no matter what their political, religious, or cultural opinions and affiliations are.

Click here to download the report in English and here in Arabic.

Recent Articles
Statement Against Violence in Tunisia
 

In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

Public Statement


For Defending Social Harmony and Protecting the Democratic Transition from Violence


Our country is passing through a delicate stage of our history with both hope and optimism, as well as fear of the potential risks of violence and extremism that could lead to the  failure of the revolution and the abortion of the democratic transition.  The Tunisian people, and all of the free people who supported the revolution and uphold democratic values, eagerly wish to witness the success of the Tunisian revolution in achieving its sacred objectives of implementing a democratic political system based on justice, human rights, freedom, and dignity.

 

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Roadmap for Successful Elections in Tunisia
 

CSID National Dialogue on the Elections:

Conditions for Successful Elections in Tunisia

Six months after the Tunisian revolution and the removal of the dictator, the political scene finds itself in full election mode, with every political party scrambling to attract as many voters as possible before the October 23 elections for the Constituent Assembly. In this context, voters find themselves frustrated with the low level of productive discourse ensuing between parties, and are being put off from the process in significant numbers.

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CSID’s 12th Annual Conference - Conference Report
 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY

12th Annual Conference


Tunisia's and Egypt's Revolutions and Transitions to Democracy


What is the impact on the Arab World?
What Lessons can we learn?

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REPORT

Click here to download report (in pdf)

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OPEN LETTER TO SECRETARY NAPOLITANO, DHS
 

OPEN LETTER TO SECRETARY NAPOLITANO, DHS

Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Dear Secretary Napolitano,

We - the signatories of this letter of appeal - are writing out of concern for the treatment of a colleague and friend for whom we have great respect.  Dr. Radwan A. Masmoudi, a dual citizen of the United States and Tunisia, has been struggling since 2005 to get his name removed from the "No Fly” Watch list.  As he wrote to you in 2009, Dr. Masmoudi flies domestically and internationally an average of 2-3 times a month.  As he has described it to us, without fail, he is subjected to a delay of..

Read and Sign Petition Here.

 

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