Abd al-Qadir

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Abd al-Qadir:

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, c.1807–1883, Algerian military and religious leader. Although born to an anti-Turkish family, he was chosen emir of Mascara to fight the French invaders who had just defeated the Turks.
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Head of the Tax Authority Mostafa Abd El-Kader said the new tax law includes progressively subjecting the securities portfolios to a 10% to 25% tax.
The Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria" by award-winning children's author Elsa Marston is the 184 page biography of a 19th Century leader, an Arab hero who led the fight in Algeria against opposing French forces.
Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader, A Story of True Jihad, by John W.
A 19th century Arab who has a town in rural Iowa named after him; a man who received written thanks from Abraham Lincoln; a man who was nominated for the position of President of France: Abd el-Kader was truly an amazing man.
It's a timely biography, too, as Abd el-Kader also stands as one of the first modern Arab leaders to use the call to jihad to fight off Western imperialism with views of a wider pan-Islamism.
Abd el-Kader, Kiser tells us, was born into a family of holy men--marabouts of the Qadirriyah Sufi order--in rural Algeria.
As a tribal leader anda Muslim, Abd el-Kader felt it a religious duty to fight against foreign and Christian domination.
For some years, Abd el-Kader was successful in holding off French encroachment into the Algerian countryside.
Abd el-Kader had to contend with enemies he understood, but who were undercut by their superiors in the capital.
To move from Plato to Polanyi, Jean Moulin to Vico, Tarzan to Saint Francis, Abd El-Kader to Northrop Frye dazzles perhaps but also confounds.
A writer like Prosper Merimee could have made much of the story of Abd el-Kader, the Algerian national hero, but chose his Corsican Colomba instead.
Head of the Tax Authority Mostafa Abd El-Kader stated in April that the government's decision to levy a tax follows the global trend of using coal as an alternative energy source.