Algiers — President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed that the Algerians are ready for a “complete recognition of all crimes” perpetrated by the colonial France, mentioning that the actual fact of recognizing its crimes is a type of repentance.
He cited the “starting of the colonization, with the extermination, for 40 years, of complete tribes, and decimation of entire villages.”
There have been then the interval of spoliation, the place the land was confiscated from the Algerians to be distributed to the Europeans.”
He additionally cited “the horrors of 8 Might 1945 with 45,000 deaths and at last the liberation struggle when the Algerians took up arms to free their nation.”
President Tebboune mentioned that “all this does not concern the era of President Macron, and would not additionally concern some French intellectuals, who’re irreproachable,” underlining that “recognizing these details is essential.”
“We wish a peaceable and acknowledged reminiscence,” he confused, insisting on the truth that “It’s the colonial France that we’re judging and never Voltaire’s France or the enlightenment France.”
In his reply to a query on his insistence on the popularity slightly that repentance, President Tebooune mentioned “recognition is a type of repentance.”