Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader

Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader

John W. Kiser


"A dramatic tale . . . any variety of episodes may perhaps motivate novels . . . most unlikely to learn with out taking into consideration extra present events."—The manhattan Times

"A beneficial and well timed reminder . . . of that infrequent determine: a bridge among East and West."—Times Literary Supplement

This well-researched and compelling biography of the Muslim warrior-saint who led the Algerian resistance to French colonization within the mid-nineteenth century sheds mild on present US involvement with an international Islam. the main recognized "jihadist" of his time, Abd el-Kader was once recognized both for his army brilliance and his ethical authority. His New York Times obituary referred to as him "one of the few nice males of the century."

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