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Political Tsunami in France, how to stop the waves

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Political Tsunami in France, how to stop the waves

Political Tsunami in France, how to stop the waves The majority of the Arab/Muslim communities are not voting homogeneously because of their societal, social, cultural and intellectual background differences. By Abdennour Toumi The first round of the presidential elections in France has provoked a historical duel in the run-off election on May 7th. Mr. Emmanuel…

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Something for everyone at La Grande-Poste Garden Vendor Books

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Something for everyone at La Grande-Poste Garden Vendor Books

Something for everyone at La Grande-Poste Garden Vendor Books Walking up to the la Grande-Poste Garden, one encounters joyful and excited faces of so many people, who gather at the book-vendor’s tables. By Abdennour Toumi Passers-by rush for books, confirming that used-book merchants have broken the myth that Algerians do not read unless they need…

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Fillon Believes in God’s Providence, Marine Believes in White People’s Dominance

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Fillon Believes in God’s Providence, Marine Believes in White People’s Dominance

Fillon Believes in God’s Providence, Marine Believes in White People’s Dominance The voters are more attracted by a populist and a messianic message; anti-Islam/Arab immigrant sentiment is the catch-phrase of LR and the FN candidates. By Abdennour Toumi As the major candidates in the coming French Presidential election are warming up for the debate, they…

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The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern

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The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern

The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern This is the first time in French Political history a woman has run for a high office in the Republic as a seriously viable candidate for President who could win. By Abdennour Toumi On the road to the Élysée Palace, Ms Le Pen, Far-right party…

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Is Islam compatible with Democracy?

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Is Islam compatible with Democracy?

Is Islam compatible with Democracy? Is Islam compatible with Democracy? Echoura-cracy, Democracy and Islamic Economy Toward the Emerging Neo-bourgeoise. The moderate Islamists seem to be seeking a realistic economic strategy to adjust between Sharia, martini and bikini like in Qatar, Morocco and Turkey. By Abdennour Toumi Is Islam compatible with Democracy? This is a question…

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Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility

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Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility

Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility Too many old Guard, no Young replacements on the horizon — and the people remain in misery – but will they act? will collective action on the part of the people make for change? By Abdennour Toumi One measures a nation by its natural resources, military power, political system…

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Algeria At The Crossroads, Normal Bro!

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Algeria At The Crossroads, Normal Bro!

Algeria At The Crossroads, Normal Bro! The adjective “normal,” so endlessly repeated, is a tool the people are over-using or simply misusing as a conditioned response to the general sociopolitical mood of the country. By Abdennour Toumi I have been thinking about reporting on my stay here in Algeria. The Arab Daily News readers in…

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Blue Collar White Americans Spoke and Hired Donald Trump

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Blue Collar White Americans Spoke and Hired Donald Trump

Blue Collar White Americans Spoke and Hired Donald Trump The Americans’ political civility and the judiciary system’s credibility are always seen as a model in the world. By Abdennour Toumi The shock remains, but the country must move forward one week after American voters hired President-elect Trump in his new “unpaid” job. The on-going Trump…

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Arab and Muslim Americans View the Race to the White House

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Arab and Muslim Americans View the Race to the White House

Arab and Muslim Americans View the Race to the White House Arab and Muslim American voters are not voting as a solid block because they are heterogenous ethnically, culturally, politically and socio-economically, even though they are culturally well integrated and emancipated, and politically involved and engaged. By Abdennour Toumi Muslim Americans are strongly leaning to…

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Interview with historian Benjamin Stora

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Interview with historian Benjamin Stora

Interview with historian Benjamin Stora The transcript of The Arab Daily News story interview with Historian Prof. Benjamin Stora By Abdennour Toumi Bio: Prof. Benjamin Stora is Professor of History at the University of Paris, Saint Denis. He is the author of a dozen books on North Africa and the Arab communities of France. October…

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Run, run From the Jungle

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Run, run From the Jungle

Run, run From the Jungle This human drama is turning into a French political disaster on the eve of the presidential election (April, 2017), in the wake of the rising French anti-migrants and immigrants sentiment. By Abdennour Toumi On Monday, demolition crews under orders from French authorities began to take down the infamous Calais “refugee”…

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Arab Muslims are telling their Pharaohs, get off my back!

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Arab Muslims are telling their Pharaohs, get off my back!

Arab Muslims are telling their Pharaohs, get off my back! A’ashora’s Day makes a connection between Judaism and Islam, Arabs have been forced to fast for decades for their freedom and basic civil political rights. By Abdennour Toumi Muslims in the world are observing A’ashora, the first day of a ten-day observance marking the beginning of…

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Algerian political impasse creates societal disorder

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Algerian political impasse creates societal disorder

The Algerian Political Impasse Creates Societal Disorder. A political imperative can only produce and question the weakness or the absence of the State and with it the society that is participating in a national suicide. By Abdennour Toumi For politicians, it’s a mistake to bet on pessimism; however, when leaders become unavailable and people don’t have…

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Politics on the French Beach

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Politics on the French Beach

Politics on the French Beach. The French are afraid for their Christian identity, hence the Muslims and the Arabs seem to threaten changing France’s rich political culture, its custom and societal fabric. By Abdennour Toumi The question of the “Burkini” and what a woman has to wear on the beach and in the French public sphere…

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Tale of the “Burkini” in the French Riviera

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Tale of the “Burkini” in the French Riviera

West Meets East, the Tale of the “Burkini” in the French Riviera. French Rivera and the Beauty Island of Corsica, from bare breasts beaches to “Burqinis,” questions Marianne’s liberty symbolism and the French Republic “values.” By Abdennour Toumi The recent Mayoral decision to ban full body swimwear known as the “burkini” (compound of burqa’a and bikini)…

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Neo-Secularists, Neo-Islamists and coup in Turkey

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Neo-Secularists, Neo-Islamists and coup in Turkey

Turkey’s Neo-Secularists and Neo-Islamists: An Episode to be Followed. Now the AKP government has survived a coup and as a result is in process of purging the country’s military and civil institutions in the wake of the July 15th coup attempt. By Abdennour Toumi Turkey’s political scene is witnessing a revolution that neither the military nor…

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