So, Tunisia rather famously started this domino effect across a variety of countries in the ME... Egypt, Bahrain, Lybia, and the domino effect continues. What next? Let's take a look at how things are going in Tunisia.... A few hundred metres from the main mosque in the heart of Tuniss old quarter lies Abdallah Guech Street, a red-light district which has thrived since the 19th century. Here, the Ottomans legalised and regulated prostitution as they had in much of the rest of the Muslim world. Uniquely, though, in the Arab world, the tradition in Tunisia endured. Every one of the countrys historic quarters boasts bordellos; even, most remarkably, Kairouan, Islams fourth holiest city after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. In keeping with Tunisias deep-rooted secularism and unprecedented championing of Muslim womens rights, the prostitutes carry cards issued by the Interior Ministry, pay taxes like everyone else and enjoy (along with their clients) the full protection of the law. Read more: Sex, brothels and the REAL tyranny threatening the Arab world | Mail Online Tunisia has a well educated, very secular society. Much like Egypt. It's a wonderful country.... and now, sadly, it's falling to radical Islamists. And Egypt is teetering on a similar scenario. So, to those posters who mocked us as 'nay-sayers' and 'fear mongers' for speculating about how this would turn out.... what say you now? Still confident that the ME is gonna nurture the democracy that it's people wanted? For the record, I hope that it does. But, those of us who live in the real world, know things often don't turn out the way we hope.