Commander of the Faithful

Commander of the Faithful

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The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader: A Story of True Jihad

John Kiser

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This well-researched and compelling biography of the Muslim warrior-saint who led the Algerian resistance to French colonization in the mid-nineteenth century sheds light on current US involvement with a global Islam. The most famous "jihadist" of his time, Abd el-Kader was known equally for his military brilliance and his moral authority. His New York Times obituary called him "one of the few great men of the century."


"A dramatic story . . . any number of episodes could inspire novels . . . impossible to read without thinking of more current events." —The New York Times

"A valuable and timely reminder…of that rare figure: a bridge between East and West." —Times Literary Supplement


John W. Kiser is the author of four books including The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria (St. Martins, 2002). He is a former international technology broker with a B.A. in European History from Columbia and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. His articles have been published in Foreign Policy Magazine, the Washington Post

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