What the Islamist terrorist threat has become is an
incoherent pretext to intervene militarily on the part of the west. The only
principled position to adopt therefore is the rejection of both, for the self-determination
and sovereignty of the peoples.
Algeria’s fratricidal war has divided democrats, seriously damaged civil society and left a political vacuum in the face of the ruling parties. There is almost no opposition with a proper base that can take the demands of the people forward.