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Why Algeria’s independence was a miracle By Malika Rahal

In his memoirs, Portrait of the Young Man in Red, Lebanese Communist militant Fawwaz Traboulsi recounts “his” independence of Algeria. In 1962, he was living, studying and campaigning in England. The Algerian revolution had been at the heart of his activity, so much so that he was sometimes mistaken for an …

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COLUMN: MUSLIMS SHAPING EUROPE

Those of us who grew up during the last years of the British Raj had little choice if we wanted a decent education but to go to Christian schools with such names as St Francis Xavier, run by Catholic priests. There, by the time we matriculated, we were brainwashed to …

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Macron: No apology for French crimes in Algeria

Macron: “There will be no repentance nor apologies” French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will not issue a public apology for colonial abuses committed in Algeria, Anadolu Agency reported. “There will be no repentance nor apologies” for France’s 132-year occupation of Algeria or for the brutal War of Independence, his office …

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Why calling Israel an apartheid state is not enough By Lana Tatour

B’Tselem, a leading human rights group in Israel, recently released a report concluding that Israel is an apartheid state, with a regime of Jewish supremacy stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. The report found that Israel meets the definition of apartheid under international law, which defines apartheid as “inhuman acts …

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