Open Democracy prints excerpt of the Letter to Anouar Haddam in honor of what would have been Mahfoud's 80th birthday

Jihadist “crimes that surpass all understanding”: a letter from 1995 Algeria

In this letter written during Algeria’s “dark decade” of fundamentalist violence - sadly relevant today - Mahfoud Bennoune argued that movements purveying “Islamic states” through terror are ultimately “doomed to failure.”

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