Sunday, August 3, 2008

Kabylia´s Berbers are not Arabs

The historical reality throughout Northern – Northwestern Africa is simple: all the Arabic speaking populations of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania are not Arabs but Berbers who gradually got linguistically arabized because of their adhesion to Islam.

The official status that Arabic had as religious language in the times of the Caliphates down to the Ottoman era, and the radiation of Arabic as international diplomatic, academic and commercial language throughout the Islamic World contributed to the fact of the slow linguistic arabization of the Berbers. However, this fact did not imply either cultural or ethnic – racial arabization, as very few Arabs settled in the entire area of Atlas following the Islamic Explosion (7th century CE).

One has to underscore at this moment that the arrival of the Islamic armies in the area of today´s Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco did not involve many Arabs. As early as 650 CE, all the Yemenites (non Arabic Semites), many Aramaeans (non Arabic Semites – forming then the quasi-totality of the population in the area of today´s Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, SE Turkey, Iraq, SW Iran, Northern Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the Emirates), many Copts (Egyptians - Khammitic) and many Persians (Indo-Europeans) had already adhered to Islam, and participated indeed in the Islamic military expeditions in NW Africa (less than 10% of the Islamic invaders of NW Africa were Arabs, originating from Hedjaz).


However, with the determined, courageous and truly revolutionary Request for Autonomy, MAK ushers us into the Era of the Berberic Rehabilitation of the Atlas which is meant to destroy the criminal colonial plans for a vast state of confused pseudo-Arabs whereby there is no more historical individuality, cultural traditional values, sense of ethnic belongingness, and national identity

Excerpt from
"Kabylia´s Berbers, the Brethren of the Kuchitic Oromos and Sidamas, Demand Autonomy in Algeria"

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