Remembering Larbi Ben M’hidi – The Algerian Revolutionary.

Remembering Larbi Ben M’hidi – The Algerian Revolutionary.

The 63rd Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the commander Larbi Ben M’hidi nicknamed master Larbi or Hakim (Wiseman) (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) (4 March 1957 – 4 March 2020).

“Take the revolution to the street, the people will embrace it and also give us your tanks and planes and we will give you voluntarily.” Our bags and bombs”.

Larbi Ben M’hidi  was born  in 1923 in the village of El Kouahi, Ain M’lila, Algeria, commonly known as Si Larbi or simply as Ben M’hidi, he finished his studies then  in 1939, he joined the Algerian Muslim scouts, where he became a group leader within a very short period of time.

During the period of French occupation  he obtained significant responsibilities within the repair movement To fight against the occupying French forces.

In August 1956, he assumed command in Algiers, as he was given the responsibility after the election for launching the Battle of Algiers and he caught the attention of the world and the United Nations (UN).

This man was a gift from God where he deposited intelligence, courage, honesty, purity and patriotism.

He was a scout, a fighter, a politician, a sportsman, a dramatist, an educator and above all a soldier and a skilled leader against the French colonization.

The photograph of his arrest was published one day in all the newspapers in Algiers. The photograph showed Larbi Ben M’hidi with handcuffs on his wrists and ankles, with a cheerful brave face.

You can take it as example in your a hero because he is the real man who smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection, he conquers the  fear. In a simple way we should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong – even in the most difficult circumstances, like the brave fighter Larbi Ben M’hidi.

He was captured by French paratroopers in February 1957. His death was announced in March 1957 by Pierre Gorlin, Robert Lacoste’s press officer. The events surrounding his death were disputed, and contended by many that he was in fact tortured before being summarily executed. Many who knew him, have ruled out the possibility of him taking his own life, as was reported in the media, due to his devotion to Islam, which forbids suicide. In 2000, General Aussaresses admitted that Ben M’hidi was executed whilst in his custody, however, the exact truth regarding his death remains a mystery to this day. Ben M’hidi is considered to be a national hero in Algeria, and is considered to be a symbol of the revolution that brought an end to French colonialism.

**الشخصية الجزائرية الرمزية. الشهيد العربي بن المهدي الملقب بالحكيم (رحمه الله تعالى)

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Larbi Ben M’hidi nicknamed Abdel Hakim (The wiseman) (may Allah bless him)

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