Algeria: Offense Against God

Monotonously, the statistics of horror continued to mount. During January in Algeria, 555 people were killed, 990 seriously wounded. The meticulous compilation of figures tended to hide the terrifying reality—a child riddled with bullets, a young girl repeatedly stabbed in breast and back, a blind news dealer beaten to death by men he could not see. These bloodlettings take place not in the primitive backcountry of the Congo but in highly developed cities; the killing is not done by savages but by men who, in one way or another, purport to be part of French civilization. The murder is...

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