Via CNS News:
Hailing a “season of progress” in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, President Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Americans see themselves in the protests that swept the Arab world:
“We were inspired by the Tunisian protests that toppled a dictator, because we recognized our own beliefs in the aspirations of men and women who took to the streets,” Obama said. “We insisted on change in Egypt, because our support for democracy put us on the side of the people.”
As CNSNews.com reported in March, Tunisian lawmakers — trying to draft a new constitution — are now debating the place of Islamic law in that constitution. The new constitution looks set to describe shari’a as “the principal source of legislation.” The drafting process is expected to take as long as 18 months.