In Tunisia, Egypt and other Muslim countries, a group of ultraconservative Islamists, known as the Salafists, has come to prominence.
May 20, 2012 Abou Yadh, right, leader of Tunisian Salafists, and his assistant talk during a meeting on in Kairouan, Tunisia. Hundreds of Salafist Muslims gathered in Kairouan for "the second national congress of Ansar al-Sharia," one of the most radical movements of the Salafist movement in Tunisia. One of the goals of the Salafists is to establish government under sharia law. Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images