December 2, 2023


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Yasmina Khadra on Islamic terrorism: ‘A battle of extremes’

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The French-Algerian author shares his views on literature, politics, freedom of speech, and the Charlie Hebdo attack: Al Jazeera

Yasmina Khadra, a man whose own life stands right at the intersection of the big debate about Islam and the West, Muslims in France, and the role of art and literature, talks to Al Jazeera.

He says: “We are seeing a battle of extremes. On one side, in France, for example, freedom of speech is sacred. On the other, for all those who believe, religion is sacred. Of course, both are right to defend their values. But both are wrong to impose their values upon others ….

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