Monday, November 11, 2013

The Compassionate Warrior; Abd El-Kader Of Algeria By Elsa Marston Review

In today's society, when we hear about Muslims, we hear about terrorists. There are so many bad groups of Muslims who are trying to kill people. This makes us wary of all Muslims. The book called The compassionate Warrior was about Abd El-Kader who protected Algeria from the French. The French took over his country and he fought back against them. He was compassionate because he would even save Christian people.

In today's world, you hear about Muslims killing Christian's in the Middle East. Abd El-Kader protected and saved people, even Christians. It would be nice to hear stories about Muslim people doing this sort of thing in our society. The problem is we only hear the bad stories about Muslims because there are so many terrorists in the world. We are told to keep our eyes open for Muslims because they could be bad.  They say not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. I don't know how true this is, but I do know there is too much killing in the world. We need more people like Abd El-Kader in this world. His story is fantastic and it is very well written.

A brilliant military strategist, superb horseman, statesman, philosopher, Muslim hero … Emir Abdel Kader (1808-1883) was an international celebrity in his own time, known for his generosity and kindness even towards enemies. Today he is recognized as one of the noblest leaders of the 19th century and a pioneer in interfaith dialogue. This fascinating biography of the heroic Arab who led the resistance to the French conquest of Algeria, endured betrayal and imprisonment, and in 1860, in Syria, saved thousands of innocent people from mob violence brings a vital message for our times.
Elsa Marston is the author of almost two dozen books of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. She grew up in Boston, and from a young age was fascinated with the stories of ancient Egypt and the Middle East. She attended Harvard, the American University of Beirut, and Indiana University. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Oliver Stone is collaborating to produce a film about Abd El-Kader. I will watch this movie when and if it comes out.

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