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Internationale steun voor onafhankelijkheid Rif, Noord- Marokko, in Rotterdam

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Internationale steun voor onafhankelijkheid Rif, Noord- Marokko, in Rotterdam

Internationale steun voor onafhankelijkheid Rif, Noord- Marokko, in...

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Religious Violence and the Cultural Alienation of North African Youth

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Religious Violence and the Cultural Alienation of North African Youth

Religious Violence and the Cultural Alienation of North African Youth Jun 28, 2014 Written by  Eden Almasude, Guest Contributor Since December 2013, deadly clashes have occurred in Algeria’s central Ghardaia region, breaking the calm tension after Algeria’s recent history of religious violence and civil war in the 1990s. These clashes have been between the Arab-identified Maliki and Amazigh Ibadi communities—religious communities in the region with doctrinal differences. With at least 13 people killed and thousands of Algerian police and gendarmes deployed to the province, the situation in Ghardaia requires attention from a foreign policy perspective, as it points to an underlying issue of religious stability in North Africa. While there are superficial doctrinal disputes between the Maliki and Ibadi groups, the fundamental issues in Ghardaia are ethnic and sociopolitical. Religious violence is not a new phenomenon in the country: the legacy of the Algerian Civil War throughout the 1990s continues to impact politics through the memories and political landscape of the people. This history is inextricably intertwined with the ethnolinguistic politics of the region, with conflicts surrounding state oppression of the indigenous Amazigh people of North Africa, including Algeria. Secular-religious dynamics of the Amazigh movement point to a strong association between indigenous activists and a promotion of secular ideas, often tied to a philosophy of religious pluralism. Relevantly, earlier this year, Algerian Minister of Religious Affairs Bouabdallah Ghlamallah recalled the history of cohabitation and religious tolerance in the region. In the central Ghardaia region, the Mozabite people are an Amazigh group who are associated with the minority sect of Ibadism, and the religious conflict also manifests as an Arab-Amazigh conflict. Imazighen, the indigenous people of North Africa, are overwhelmingly Muslim, as are those who identify as Arab in the region. Within this generally Islamic milieu, there are often distinct religious philosophies, which, in turn, influence ethnic dynamics. A sense of disenfranchisement amongst the Amazigh people underlies much of the economic, religious, and political strife in North Africa today. Since the 1960s, Amazigh people have been denied cultural rights, banned from using their language, Tamazight, in mass media and education, and have even been prohibited from giving their children Amazigh names. The Amazigh activists working for linguistic equality and the right of cultural expression are commonly associated with more pluralistic religious ideals and secularism. Even outside of activist circles, in North Africa, there is a general conception that Imazighen are more likely to hold moderate religious beliefs and shun religious violence. In recent decades, unfortunately, religious violence has been no stranger to the region and we have seen the rise of numerous militant Islamist organizations, most prominently Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Between 2012 to 2013, the Amazigh-led National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (NMLA) fought AQIM for control of Azawad, a self-declared independent territory, which seceded from Mali. This series of events makes clear the religious dimension of the national conflict, as does the MNLA’s attempt to align itself with explicitly secular values. There have been numerous terrorist attacks by Islamist groups in North Africa in recent years, with particularly notable examples in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Europe. So how is this phenomenon of radicalization consistent with the idea that Amazigh communities are more religiously tolerant? Due to the history of discrimination against Imazighen, many Amazigh...

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Anti-Amazigh racism

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Anti-Amazigh racism

Really, the nerve of this residue of Gaddafi’s system continues to press it into stupidity. While it is not a secret that Abdouldjalil works for the interests of Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, he just give moral lessons to those who liberated Libya when he and his CNT ware holed up in Benghazi under the protection of NATO. The stupidity of this individual, who is painfully still struggling to understand that the days of terror is over, pushed him to threaten Imazighen marching “again” peacefully. The Libyans who took up arms to get rid of the monster Gaddafi will certainly not allow themselves be impressed by its “shadow” that is what Abdouldjalil. Unfortunately he is not able to understand what it means freedom for Imazighen. Freedom they have obtained by paying the price of their blood, no one can take it from them. Why does he specifically doing so ? Why all these desperate attempts to stigmatize many Imazighen ? Is Imam Abdouldjalil thinking that he will succeed in dividing the Libyans and then he can control the situation in the same way as the deposed despot did ? He believes so much that he lets himself go, carried away by the momentum of his fantasies, totally unsafe to comments about the Amazigh people. Yes, the man with the zebiba [1] dare to speak, during such telephone interview, that the Imazighen have integrated into the Libyan society !!!!… What a joke is ? He is so stubborn that he does not want to understand that Imazighen are at their home and this land is THEIRS. Ah ! Abdouljalil has learned well the lessons lavished by the Arab-Muslim regimes : instead of listening to the protesters, they should be accused of being manipulated, responding to the agendas of foreign forces harmful to the interests of the country. The conspiracy theory found as anhttp://tamazgha.fr/Les-videos-de-no… excuse by mafia-like regimes has often worked ! This is in fact something else that Mr. Abdouljalil does not take into account. Indeed, this card has been so served to all sauces by the regimes whenever there was talk of their interests that the Amazigh people is almost overdosed. In Libya today, it is unlikely that this “dish” still happening, despite attempts to improve the recipe… Whoever forgot to resign after a total liberation, as he had promised, will sow discord among the Imazighen (a practice that should not be so strange to him by the way !). Thus, Mr. Abdouldjalil “analyses”, in his spare time, when not working his zebiba, and distinguishes “good Amazigh” and “bad Amazigh”. For he says, among the Imazighen there are good ones, those who agree with him, and bad ones as they do not agree with him and they denounce the government of the NTC. The level of analysis is very high as we can see ! After analyzing the situation, Mr. Abouldjalil intends, as a good professional, a set of action. He poured straight into the threat in terms scarcely veiled, and promises punishment to those who demonstrate in Tripoli. It is well known, when we disagree, we force the silence (Here it is another recipe that works well in North Africa !). Just that this time it is necessary for Abdouljalil to have the means of such policy. Because, unlike when he was still serving Gaddafi, this time the balance of power, especially in...

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Strubbelingen in het nieuwe Libië

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De Berbers van Libië speelden een essentiële rol in de omverwerping van het Khaddafi-regime. De Libische opstand, die begon op 14 februari 2011, mocht in al van in het begin op de hulp rekenen van de Berbers in het westelijke deel van Libië. Krijgen de Berbers nu de erkenning waarop ze rekenen?

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Wikileaks: Iseppunya tbergagen x uzeid ameɣrabi

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Ɛawed zi jdid tessufeɣ d Wikileaks řexbar ameqqran x tbergagect n iseppunya x uzeǧid ameɣrabi Moḥemmed wis 6. Ɛlaḥsab Wikileaks aas zegwami ibdan ad bergen niɣ ad cekmen x uzeǧid ameɣrabi. Mmarra manawya imsar, ɛlaḥsab mammec twaran ca n iwdan, imsar řami iruḥ uzeǧid ameɣrabi ɣar sseḥra. Iseppunya arezzun ad ssnen mammec tetxarraṣ lḥukuma tameɣrabect deg umenɣi n sseḥra. Manawya mmarra ɛlaḥsab rexburat id tessufeɣ Wikileaks.

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Mohammed Mohandis

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Mohammed Mohandis (1985) is een PvdA gemeenteraadslid in Gouda (2006-) en sinds 2009 de voorzitter van de Jonge Socialisten (Jongerenafdeling van de PvdA). Werd vooral bekend na media optredens naar aanleiding van overlast van Marokkaanse jongeren in Gouda.

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Salima Belhaj

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Salima Belhaj werd in 1978 geboren in Harderwijk. In 2000 werd zij lid van d66 en vanaf 2009 fractievoorzitter van d66 in Rotterdam. Bij de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van 2010 in Rotterdam boekte d66 een winst van 3 zetels ten opzichte van 2006.

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Achmed Baadoud

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Achmed Baadoud werd in 1972 geboren in het Noord-Marokkaanse Aith Said. Hij is sinds 2002 politiek actief voor de PvdA. Eerst als stadsdeelraadslid (2002-2006) daarna als wethouder in Amsterdam Osdorp (2006-2010) en later als stadsdeelvoorzitter van Amsterdam Nieuw-West (2010-).

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Fatima Elatik

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Fatima Elatik is geboren in 1973 in Amsterdam. Haar politieke loopbaan begon in 1998 als gemeenteraadslid in Amsterdam. In 2002 werd ze wethouder in het stadsdeel Zeeburg gevolgd door een stadsdeelvoorzitterschap in 2009. Na de verkiezingen van 2010 werd zij stadsdeelvoorzitter van het stadsdeel Amsterdam Oost.

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