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Ḥizb al-Taḥrīr Tunisia
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Ḥizb al-Taḥrīr Tunisia (The Liberation Party Tunisia) is an Islamist group that emerged in the late 1970s as a branch of the international Ḥizb al-Taḥrīr movement, which was established in Jerusalem in 1952 by the Palestinian Islamic scholar Taqī al-Dīn al-Nabhānī (1909–77). The movement seeks to install an Islamic state under sharīʿa (here meaning a legal system based on Islamic principles I in a three-stage process, from the training of a select group, through interaction with society, to seizing power. The group was established by Tunisians w…

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McCarthy, Rory, “Ḥizb al-Taḥrīr Tunisia”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_45918>
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