Algeria is a nation beset with endemic--one might almost say systemic--violence: extra-judicial killings and routinized torture by a state claiming to be legitimate, monstrous acts of terrorism by groups calling themselves ""Islamic."" In the past four years, approximately 100,000 people have been killed: that is, on average, 500 people every week, with countless more maimed, injured, and traumatized. How is one to explain this explosion of violence, on the one hand, and this exploitation and distortion of Islam, on the ...

Algeria: Revolution Revisited 1998, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781860643682

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