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Based on the lectures given at the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute symposium on de-radicalization and dis-engagement in December 2009 one of the CIDT interns, Vivien Molinengo wrote this paper on societal collapse and radicalization. He argues that the notion of societal collapse was a leitmotif...
The writer talks about the political role of Islamic groups in the Arab Muslim world in an attempt to answer the question: Is Arab democracy possible without Islamists?
The author ascribes the unprecedented success of Hamās in the recent parliamentary elections to several factors, most notably its Islamic thrust.
An expert in Al-Ahram Political and Strategic Studies Center said that the concept of political Islam appeared in the mid-seventies due to an American study on the Iranian Revolution and Khomeini. He added that Islamic groups are divided into two sections, namely, Islamic religious movements and...
"Since you cannot convey reality precisely, since in the last resort there is no precise reality to convey, why worry? All that is expected of you is a good story, so let them have it. Truth? What is truth?" writes Edward Mortimer in "Islam and the Western journalist." And thus the Western press...
A few days after the referendum that ratified the policies of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika regarding the question of terrorism, pressure has mounted from Islamists who supported Bouteflika’s moves.
Algerian President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika received overwhelming public endorsement of his plans to restore peace to his country.
Anwar Haddam, one of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) leaders in exile, issued a statement from prison in the United States, saying: "The outcome of the referendum in Algeria on September 15 showed the Algerian people’s awareness and eagerness for a genuine concord to heal the wounds and turn the...
Islamist extremists killed four people on the first day of campaigning in Algeria for a peace referendum scheduled for September 16 by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the press said August 28.
At least 29 people have been killed in the Bechar region of western Algeria, in the worst attack on civilians since the election of President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika four months ago. In a 15 August statement, security officials blamed Islamist militants for the killings in Beni Ounif, saying that...
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is winning international support for his swift moves to end the North African nation’s civil strife, but big obstacles remain for Western investment beyond the oil and gas sector, experts say. Elected in April amid charges of vote fraud, Bouteflika has...
Algerian prisons began setting free thousands of militants on July 5 under a mass Independence Day pardon issued by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in his drive to end seven years of bloodshed. The prisoner releases were the first tangible fruit of a deal last month between the government and the...
Algeria’s new President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has just announced plans to pardon thousands of pro-Islamist prisoners, looks determined to restore peace in order to tackle major social issues. In under three months, Bouteflika has already obtained the "surrender" of the Islamic Salvation Army (...
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking broad support for a peace accord with rebels to try to end seven years of violence. He will organize a referendum on the deal in July and has pledged to quit if the bill does not survive the plebiscite, well-placed sources told Algeria’s daily La...
Following seven years of unremitting bloodshed and tens of thousands of lives lost, Algeria’s bloody civil struggle may finally be drawing to a close as the president and the main Islamist opposition group agree to a peace. Whether President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the Islamic Salvation Front’s (...
A dozen Moroccan and Algerian Muslim fundamentalist prisoners called on May 27 on the Socialist-led government of Morocco for an amnesty. Among them are three members of Algeria’s banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), spending up to 14 years in jail for their involvement in arms trafficking to...
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