"> Name: Algerian playwright Abdelkader Alloula killed by Islamic extremists

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus , Africa

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Religious

MediumLiterature , Theatre

Artist: the Algerian playwright and stage director Abdelkader Alloula

Confronting Bodies: Islamic Front for Armed Jihad (FIDA)

Date of Action: March 10, 1994

Specific Location: Oran, Algeria

Description of Artwork: Abdelkader Alloula was a Algerian playwright and stage director. He was born in Ghazaouet in western Algeria, and studied drama in France. He joined the Algerian National Theatre upon its creation in 1963 following independence. His works, typically in vernacular Algerian Arabic, included: El-Aâleg ("The Leech"), a satire of corrupt administration; Homq Salim ("Salim's Madness"), a monologue based on Nikolai Gogol's Diary of a Madman; Hammam Rabbi ("God's Bath"), based on Gogol's The Inspector General.

Description of Incident: He was working on an Arabic version of Tartuffe when he was assassinated by two members of FIDA (Islamic Front for Armed Jihad) during Ramadan on March 10, 1994, as he left his house in Oran.

Results of Incident: After his assassination, his widow, Radja Alloula, and friends set up the Abdelkader Alloula Foundation in his memory. His brother, Malek Alloula, is also a noted Algerian writer.

Source: wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdelkader_Alloula And the Democracy Frontline blog: http://democracyfrontline.org/blog/?p=1597

Submitted By: National Coalition Against Censorship

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