The intervention of the Kabyle Foreign Minister Lyazid Abid in Berlin on the occasion of Yennayer

Lyazid-abidBERLIN – On the occasion of the celebration of Yennayer 2967, which DKF celebrates every year in Germany and which took place this time in Berlin in a very warm atmosphere, Lyazid Abid spoke before a large audience who came from everywhere. We will deliver his speech.

Dear compatriots, dear friends of Kabylia and Tamazgha, on the occasion of Yennayer 2967, I wish you much happiness and good health. May this new year be the one that will see your projects come to fruition! Together we can make that of the emergence of the Kabyle state.

For our host country, Germany, we wish it more prosperity and security. It is the best bulwark against the savagery of Islamic terrorists who have only the terror and violence to offer to humanity.

How can we forget what happened here in Berin on the last December? 12 innocent people saw their lives mowed by the Islamist hydra. Tonight we have a special thought for these victims. In order not to forget them, I propose you to observe a minute of silence in their memory.

To the families of the victims, the wounded, the Berliners and the German people, I express solidarity from our association. We are deeply touched by this savagery but remain more than ever the allies of Germany in its fight against this green fascism.

This attack, on Christmas time, proves the fascist spirit of its sponsors. It also means the punishment reserved for non-Muslims if these extremists gained power. Mighty, if they were, their ambitions would be at the opposite of yours, Madame the Chancellor. The re-foundation of your relations with the countries providing terrorism is more than urgent. The abolition of your development aid to countries refusing to take back their rejected nationals of their asylum application, which you have just decreed, is a good sign but remains insufficient. It is at the root that religious fundamentalism must be fighting.

Some countries of North Africa like Algeria pretend to fight terrorism. In reality, they are the breeding ground for religious fundamentalism and produce terrorists by contingents.

Ask your ambassador to look into the content of the Algerian school curriculum and you will be fixing on the criminal intentions of the power of this country. Yet the Amazigh Peoples of Algeria, rid of French colonialism, aspired to live in a modern and tolerant society.


It is the Algerian school, since it practices a program of Islamization, which is at the origin of this scourge that eventually reaches you. Only Kabylia remains a bastion of resistance to these murderous ideas of the Algerian government.

Kabylias experience is unique in the world. It has resisted Islamism for 14 centuries and will eventually defeat it.

Its people, secular and democrat, need your understanding and help to continue enriching the universal heritage of their genius. As you know, and it is the destiny of all peoples who aspire to life, our salvation will come only from the establishment of our own State. At this very moment, Dr. Fakhar, a leader of the Mozabite people, animated by the spirit of justice towards his people has been on hunger strike since January 3rd. This time he is in serious danger of rotting in prison. The Algerian colonial state accuses him of having demanded the autonomy of the Mzab country.

In the Middle East, a friendly people suffer more than others. They suffers from the hypocrisy of the international community which recognizes in them the only force capable of fighting the Islamic state but denies them the right to independence. The Kurdish question must go beyond the stage of Western conscience to lead to the recognition of Kurdistan by the Security Council. This would set a precedence for Kabylia, Mzab, Azawad, Rif and the Amazigh of Libya to assert their natural rights and deter powerful predators who would dare to disintegrate less powerful peoples.

For centuries, these peoples have been fighting Islamism in the total indifference of Western countries. May this year be that of peoples who aspire to self-determination. May this be the year that will see the oppressed peoples join the international community.
Glory and honor to all freedom activists!

Lyazid Abid

Berlin, 14 January 2017
L’intervention du ministre kabyle des affaires etrangeres Lyazid Abid à Berlin à l’occasion de Yennayer

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