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Abbasi Madani

Abbasi Madani  

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(b. 1931)Algerian Islamic activist and political leader. As a member of the National Liberation Front (FLN), Madani resisted the French colonizers. He was arrested and imprisoned for eight years. ...
Algeria

Algeria  

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Algeria is now much more peaceful, but its democracy is fragile and still vulnerable to occasional terrorismAlgeria has a narrow coastal plain which is regularly broken by parts of the Atlas range of ...
Algiers

Algiers  

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(Al-Djazair)Capital of Algeria and centre of its political, economic, social, and cultural life. A major port, Algiers was always open to outside influences, and its modern theatre developed, like ...
Ali Bel Hadj

Ali Bel Hadj  

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(b. 1956)Leader in the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) of Algeria. Best known for his fiery speeches at the al-Quba and al-Sunnah mosques in Algiers. Contributed theological articles to the movement's ...
Chadli Benjedid

Chadli Benjedid  

1929– Third president of Algeria.Chadli Benjedid grew up in the Annaba region of colonial Algeria, then joined the military wing of the national liberation group, the Front de Libération ...
Groupe Islamique Armé

Groupe Islamique Armé  

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The Armed Islamic Group (GIA) was formed in the early 1980s to challenge the socialist and secular policies of Algeria's ruling elites. Following the military coup d'etat of January 1992, which put a ...
Islam in Algeria

Islam in Algeria  

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Ottoman Algeria enjoyed strong traditions of religious and political autonomy, and it took the French fifty-two years to conquer the country (1830–82). The combination of French colonial policies and ...
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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The first post-Independence generation in Algeria came of age in the late 1970s. Nearly 70 percent of this generation had

Islamic Salvation Front

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Islam has been an important presence in Algeria since the seventh century, and during the twentieth century, Islamic groups played

Islamic Salvation Front

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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Algerian Islamist party (Front Islamique du Salut, FIS). Founded in 1989 by Abbasi Madani, Ali Bel Hadj, and

Kabylia

Kabylia  

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Rugged mountainous region east of Algiers, adjacent to the Mediterranean, in Algeria. One of North Africa's most densely populated areas, it is culturally and linguistically unique. Ancient Berber ...
Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb  

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(d. 1966)Egyptian literary critic, novelist, and poet who became an important Islamist thinker and activist. Brother of Muhammad Qutb. Believed that Islam is a timeless body of ideas and practices ...
terrorism

terrorism  

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, ...

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