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Thursday, April 01, 2004

MOVE ON ISLAMISTS, ORAN IS A PARTY TOWN

This is the new face of Algeria : the secular youth of Oran who aren't interested in Wahabbism. They, not HAMAS, are the vanguard of Arab democracy.

MONEY QUOTE:

Young girls giggle as they watch the latest Hollywood movie clip at an Internet cafe. Across the street label-conscious youths test the stereo system in a brand new car.

The scene could be anywhere in Europe but this is Oran, Muslim Algeria's second largest city.

"Fast money, fast cars, and fast women -- that's the new generation of Algerian men," said 24-year-old Nassim, who works in a store selling mobile phones.




posted at 10:05 PM by Jonathan

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