|Now comes hard part|
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Rashid Ghannushi, the intellectual leader of one of Tunisia's ruling parties, speaks at a conference on the Arab Spring at the headquarters of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome. Ghannushi, who is involved with the Ennahda Movement, said "building a democracy is more difficult than destroying a dictatorship."
Muslims and Christians throughout North Africa and the Middle East recognize that “building a democracy is more difficult than destroying a dictatorship,” but they are committed to realizing their dream, says one of the leaders of change in Tunisia.
Rashid Ghannushi is known as the intellectual leader of Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement, now the key party in the coalition governing Tunisia.
The Sant’Egidio Community, a Rome-based lay movement, brought together Christian and Muslim religious and political leaders from around the Mediterranean to discuss the pro-democracy movement and, especially, its impact on Christian-Muslim relations.