Mokhtar Belmokhtar: One-eyed man with a vision

by Hervé Pugi. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a Jihadist turned into a (quasi) legend by… his adversaries. Reported dead many times, Washington has put a 5 million dollar price on his head, and he is in the IS line of fire. All the more glory for someone who « dreams of only one thing: to die a martyr ». No doubt about it, Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hard to catch. … Continuer de lire Mokhtar Belmokhtar: One-eyed man with a vision

Islam: Conquering lands & hearts

by Hervé Pugi. More than simple conquerors, the Arabs forging ahead through Africa, through the Maghreb from the 7th century, appeared as bearers of a revolutionary message: progress. This fledgling and soon triumphant Islam was going to find in this region of the world a sufficiently rich breeding ground in which to plant its religious seed that has blossomed, despite the trials and tribulations of … Continuer de lire Islam: Conquering lands & hearts