In January 2011, Tunisia had ignited the Arab Spring but now the country is really nervous worrying about the after effects of the hostility in Egypt that it might have to face. Being the only Islamic government in the region, chances are really high that the position of this place is also not secure. That the President of Egypt is in military custody along with other Muslim leaders is a matter of real concern for the Islamists of this country. There are further chances of fresh rebellion and intrusion by militants. The leader of the ruling Islamic party of Tunisia, Ennahda placed his doubts regarding the security of any country following the incident in Egypt.
The inhabitants of Tunisia had ousted their President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali with huge protests. A similar approach was taken by the Egyptians to bring an end to the rule of Hosni Mubarak. They had marched into Tahrir Square with red and white flags to honor the revolution of Tunisia that actually gave them the courage to protest. For some months their paths were almost similar in terms of elections. But their path took different turns regarding one aspect. President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt gave more importance to Muslim Brotherhood and kept rebels out. But in Tunisia, two secular parties are there which along with the ruling party, run the country. One party controls the administration under Moncef Marzouki and the other party controls the assembly. This coalition is now acting as the sole source of hope for Tunisians after the volatile condition of Egypt. Though there is internal strife among the two parties, yet it is being hoped that such outbreak can be avoided in this country unlike Egypt. The very fact that two parties have their own say leaves no space for the military to intervene.
Yet peace cannot be guaranteed completely. Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Ennahda has urged members of Muslim Brotherhood to remain in the streets of Cairo till their President is freed. On 8 July in a gathering of this group, when the security forces of Egypt fired on the men, around 50 people were killed. This act was highly condemned by Ghannouchi and he also issued an infuriated statement where he urged the Egyptians to hold up the pro-democratic legitimacy front. This in fact did not help much in improving the condition of Egypt. On the contrary many think that this can act against the Tunisians and they can be subjected to similar violent conditions.