English Translation of Communique No. 42 Dated November 14, 1993. The Islamic Salvation Front National Provisional Executive Bureau
Algiers, November 14, 1993
Allah has stated: "Do not incline toward those who do evil, for hellfire will
seize you". And He also said: "This is an announcement to people, so that they
be warned by it". "What the illegitimate ruling junta has done in the past
and is still engaged in pursuing, is an open war against Allah and his messenger (may
peace be upon him). The junta is pursuing the path of evil, and the forbidding of the
good, the destruction of the houses of Allah (mosques), the detention of the free, the
scholars and the callers to the good. Its aggression on the human dignity, the punishment
of the thousands of families, the betrayal of the people's and the martyr's covenant, the
torture and killings, and judicial kidnapping through the use of the courts of shame
(special courts). All the above is a clear evidence on the junta's ideology with
regard to its declared war on Islam and the people. It has been especially manifested in
the past recent period during which the junta and its stooges have opted for a new
strategy in their war against the Muslim People of Algeria. This strategy has been
manifested through the round up of dozens of citizens from the safety of their homes and
families, just to be killed and thrown in the streets later on. This type of operation has
repeated itself in several places in the country. It is in addition to the dozens of
victims killed elsewhere in the mountains and in the countryside. The barbaric
killings do remind us with the atrocities perpetrated by the Organization of the Secret
Army. These atrocities are being carried out at a time in which the junta is calling for
dialogue to gain time, reinforce its gains, and attempt to abort the struggle, and shake
the unity of the (opponents') ranks.
- The Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) announces to the Muslim People of Algeria and to
the entire world, that it rejects any dialogue or reconciliation which the putchist junta
calls for. The betraying junta has no observance for agreements or covenants. We shall not
accept any alternative to the Islamic State, nor any other choice except a radical change,
in both men, and project of society, according to the exalted Islamic Shari'a.
- The Algerian people, and the Islamic Salvation Front are alert and following very
closely the acts of the junta and especially its attempts to mortgage the sovereignty of
the country and the future of generations to come in order to satisfy its greed for
authority. Exploiting the (economic) difficulties of the population, the junta is engaging
in deals-making with some former colonial powers which are seeking privileges to
suck the resources of the country, and seize the opportunity to attack the ideological,
historical and social makeup of the people. For this the Algerian people, and the Islamic
Salvation Front will not honour any deal or agreement made with the ruling junta, in the
absence of the people's true representatives as of the date of January 11, 1992. In
addition, we inform the world public opinion that credits and economic aid accorded to the
junta are being used specifically to cover the expenses of the repression apparatus and
the misinformation campaign currently underway.
Therefore the partners of the current regime, whose sole interest is to remain in
power, are to be considered as colonizers, and partners in the crime against the
Algerian people. They have to assume their responsibilities regarding the consequences
which would rise against their nationals and interests.
- The government of a foreign state, which raise the banner of human rights, champions
the respect of the will of peoples, just to contradict these tenants by the round-up and
detention of dozens of Algerians, and the support (both material and moral) accorded to
the fascist junta which is ruling by guns and fire and which has crushed the ballot box
with the might of the armoured tank. This foreign government is the true killer of its
citizens (residing in Algeria), and is a direct danger to its own interests.
"Allah truly love those who fight in His Cause in battle array as if they were a
solid cemented structure"
"..On that day, shall the believers rejoice with the victory from Allah".
For the National Provisional Executive Bureau; in Charge of the Commission on
SIGNED: Abdelrezak Rejjam.
Contributed by C. R. Pennell, University of Melbourne, firstname.lastname@example.org