For the first time, we acted under our new group identity. We lived then, together with all the people, as the “Committee for the Protection of the Revolution” —beautiful days lived intensely. We wanted play a role in the post-revolutionary environment; we wanted to have adventures. It was during this time we decided on a sort of “military” role for our group. I remember one of those nights the army patrols warned us to not cross the point of no return, because outside it may be dangerous. We did not heed this warning, and instead did exactly the opposite. Armed with knives and sticks, we went out to face a superiorly armed enemy. It was done in the spirit of challenge and adventure.
|—||Jadaliyya interview with a member of Tunisian Salafist group Ansar al-Sharia|