Citizenship as an inclusive project that gives hope through shared struggle is a powerful vaccine against violent ideology, writes Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute (Middle East Eye)
"The question Tunisia now faces is not whether freedom and security can coexist or how much of the former must be sacrificed to establish the latter. This formula - a simple inverse relationship between the necessity of preserving life and the mere preference for an unfettered one - is false. It is a narrative designed to reshape citizenship in the modern era without ever having to put the proposal on a ballot. It is an affront to democracy everywhere.
The real antidote to terrorism is to apply democratic principles more fully to government. A prerequisite for effective tactical responses to terrorism is a professional security sector that is responsible to the republic and citizens rather than to a political party, crony capitalists or the state."
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