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Jean-Jacques Susini, Right-Wing Extremist in Algeria, Dies at 83 - The New York Times

Raoul Salan, the group’s commander, was a highly decorated French general who had turned against de Gaulle and participated in a failed military coup in Algeria in April 1961. Paul Henissart wrote in his book “Wolves in the City: The Death of French Algeria” (1970) that Mr. Susini regarded Mr. Salan as a “tactician rather than a strategist,” who was better at exploiting circumstances than creating them.

“This seemed a welcome state of affairs to Susini, whose limitless ambition was to create, himself, an entirely new set of circumstances, as part of what he believed was a revolution,” Mr. Henissart wrote......Independence finally came to Algeria in 1962, but Mr. Susini was nonetheless involved in plotting to kill de Gaulle later that year and again in 1964. Details of the first attempt — in which de Gaulle’s Citroen was raked by machine gun fire outside Paris but he was unharmed — were used by the novelist Frederick Forsyth to open his 1971 thriller, “The Day of the Jackal.” The film adapted from the novel two years later opened the same way, with de Gaulle and his motorcade attacked by gunmen.

Asked by Mr. Malye why he tried to assassinate de Gaulle even after the war in Algeria had ended, Mr. Susini said it was to hold him responsible for the massacre of people “slaughtered like rabbits” and for the exodus of one million European Algerians. Mr. Susini had separately said that the Secret Army first began plotting de Gaulle’s murder in late 1961.
'60s  Algeria  assassinations  Charles_de_Gaulle  exodus  extremism  France  obituaries  right-wing  terrorism 
july 2017 by jerryking
It's time to erect the anti-Trump cordon - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Jun. 11, 2016

Cordon sanitaire-- in the face of an extremist electoral threat to the physical safety of minority groups, there is an agreement among the major political parties, morally serious candidates, voters and the media to come together to prevent the extremist politician’s campaign from becoming a normal part of the political process.
Donald_Trump  Campaign_2016  cordon_sanitaire  extremism  Doug_Saunders 
june 2016 by jerryking
The United States shouldn’t take sides in the Sunni-Shiite struggle - The Washington Post
By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer

...the most significant trend shaping the region today is something different: Sunnis vs. Shiites. That sectarian struggle now infects almost every aspect of the region’s politics....Though there always was tension, Sunnis and Shiites did live in peace, for the most part, until recently.....The pivotal shift took place in 1979. The Islamic Revolution in Iran brought to power an aggressively religious ruling class, determined to export its ideas and support Shiites in the region.....Saudi Arabia is facing a series of challenges, from the Islamic State to domestic extremists. The country’s large and active social media are dominated by radical Islamists. And as oil prices plunge, government revenue has collapsed, and the nation’s generous subsidies to its people will be hard to sustain. The regime needs greater legitimacy.
Fareed_Zakaria  Sunni  Shiites  schisms  Middle_East  U.S.foreign_policy  frameworks  sectarian  religion  trends  Iran  Wahhabism  extremism  Yemen  geopolitics  Saudi_Arabia 
january 2016 by jerryking
Skepticism: the critical counterterror tool - The Globe and Mail
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 29 201
skepticism  counterterrorism  extremism  Islamic  tools 
january 2015 by jerryking
Made-in-Canada terror is real - and it's being ignored - The Globe and Mail
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jun. 11 2014
terrorism  radicalization  homegrown  extremism 
june 2014 by jerryking
‘Bring Back Our Girls’ -
MAY 3, 2014 | NYT | Nicholas Kristof.

Mothers and relatives of kidnapped schoolgirls in northern Nigeria gathered late last month.
Continue reading the main story
Nicholas_Kristof  Africa  women  insurgencies  Nigeria  Boko_Haram  human_trafficking  education  schools  counterinsurgency  extremism  Muslim  kidnappings 
may 2014 by jerryking
When terrorists destroy books - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail

Published Sunday, Dec. 30 2012

The threat from Islamic extremists to the irreplaceable manuscripts and monuments of Timbuktu is one of several reasons why it is unfortunate that a military force authorized by the United Nations Security Council to recover northern Mali for the government of that country, based in Bamako, will not be ready until September, 2013.

Members of a group calling itself Ansar al-Din, allied to even worse factions such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, have already destroyed numerous monuments to Muslim holy men. The door of one 15th-century mosque has been deliberately wrecked. The extremists are Wahhabis, followers of an 18th-century movement, who believe that Sufism, a form of Islam with mystical elements, is a grave heresy and that the veneration of saints is polytheistic and idolatrous. Just such a destruction of shrines took place in the 20th century when the Saudi family conquered most of the Arabian peninsula....The UN World Heritage Committee has passed a resolution to set up an emergency fund to safeguard Mali’s cultural heritage. It would be fanciful to suggest that the responsibility-to-protect doctrine could be extended to old books. This legacy will survive only if the international community recognizes its strategic interest in restoring the Malian government’s power in the north.
extremism  Wahhabism  Timbuktu  Mali  editorials  antiquities  heritage  heresies 
january 2013 by jerryking
Mali chaos gives rise to slavery, persecution - The Globe and Mail

BAMAKO, MALI — The Globe and Mail

Last updated Sunday, Nov. 11 2012,
slavery  africa  Mali  Geoffrey_York  extremism  Islamic  Islamists 
november 2012 by jerryking / UK - Anti-Muslim cartoons ‘will fuel terrorism’
February 2 2006 | Financial Times | By Roula Khalaf in London and William Wallis in Cairo
extremism  anti-Muslim  cartoons  Denmark  Danish  cartoonist 
april 2011 by jerryking
Extremism: Canadian Muslims must keep their eyes on the ball
Oct. 14, 2009 | Globe & Mail | by Sheema Khan. "Since
9/11, many Muslims felt the pendulum swayed excessively to the side of
security. They have worked alongside human-rights activists and the
courts to shift the balance toward civil liberties. However, the
principles of justice and their faith demand vigilance against both
rights abuses by government and security threats from extremists within
their own community. A disproportionate amount of attention has been
paid to the former. This must change."
extremism  Islamic  Muslim  civil_liberties  security  Canadian  silence 
november 2009 by jerryking
Threat Persists in Yemen, Somalia -
OCTOBER 13, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by Gerald Seib
Somalia  Yemen  Islamic  extremism  Gerald_Seib 
october 2009 by jerryking
Life and Death
Sunday, August 27, 2006 12:01 A.M. EDT WSJ op-ed by Shelby Steele. Western guilt blinds us to the nature of Islamic extremism.
extremism  op_ed  Shelby_Steele  Islamic  guilt 
march 2009 by jerryking
Slide toward anarchy
February 28, 2009 G&M column by AHMED RASHID
Islamabad's deal with the Taliban may be a turning point in a failing regional battle against extremism
extremism  geopolitics  Pakistan  Islamic  fundamentalism  Taliban  anarchy  turning_points 
february 2009 by jerryking

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