Year of creation:1987
- Rider(s):Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine
(1808 –1883), known as the Emir Abdelkader or Abdelkader El Djezairi, was an Algerian religious and military leader who led a struggle against the French colonial invasion in the mid-19th century. An Islamic scholar and Sufi who unexpectedly found himself leading a military campaign, he built up a collection of Algerian tribesmen that for many years successfully held out against one of the most advanced armies in Europe. His consistent regard for what would now be called human rights. A crucial intervention to save the Christian community of Damascus from a massacre in 1860 is worth mentioning in this context.
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