Abd-el-Kader (1808-1883) became famous for heroically and honorably leading the struggle for Algerian Independence from France. The extent to which he was well-known can be seen in that, fascinatingly, there is a town in Iowa named after him: Elkader. President Abraham Lincoln also spoke highly of him, and De Tocqueville called him “a Muslim Cromwell.” — Carl Gregg

 

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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlgregg/2011/09/book-review-biography-of-abd-el-kader/

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BOOK REVIEW: “Biography of Abd el-Kader”

John W. Kiser, Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader

Abd-el-Kader (1808-1883) became famous for heroically and honorably leading the struggle for Algerian Independence from France. The extent to which he was well-known can be seen in that, fascinatingly, there is a town in Iowa named after him: Elkader (1). President Abraham Lincoln also spoke highly of him (2), and De Tocqueville called him “a Muslim Cromwell” (57).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdelkader_El_Djezairi

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Djezairi was an Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a struggle against the French colonial invasion in the mid-19th century, for which he is seen by some Algerians as the “modern Jugurtha” and a national hero.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugurtha

 

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