“We are not Westerners, following a Western lifestyle. But neither are we from the East. We are a unique race, and we will remain so.”
Let’s get one thing straight. Algerians are not Arabs. Their own indigenous values and languages may have given way to the onslaught of the invaders from the Arabian peninsula, who spread their values, traditions, language, as well as their religion, Islam, in the seventh century, but they are not ethnic Arabs.