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    • Un Algerien
    • 29.11.07 | 11:19 (IST)

    Ma chere Sarah So, you SERIOUSLY think that Algerians were better off under colonial French rule? If this is what you believe, then may be you also believe that Jews were better off under Nazi rule?! (no offence to French people). I am an Algerian. You don't know what colonial France did in Algeria! You have no idea! The apartments, the schools and roads they built, they did so for the "Europeans" not for the "indigenes". There were European neighbourhoods and indigenes ones, worse than apartheid. We paid VERY dearly for our independence: 1.5 millions killed in the last 7 years of the war. And trust me, there is nothing better than living free and independent on your own land. And Algeria today is FAR BETTER than under French rule: France left Algeria with a shocking 90% of the population illiterate! We were not allowed schooling. Both my parents don't know what a school look like! There was nothing good for the "indigenes". Still, we aspire for good relations with France.

    from the article: Algerian minister: Sarkozy in power thanks to Jewish lobby
    First published 00:00 29.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.11.07
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