Lounes Matoub

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Birthday
24, 1956
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Jan 25, 1998 (42)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1956
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Jan 25, 1998 (42)

About

Thinker who became a symbol of resistance and human rights for his poetry and wrote the blasphemous song "Allahu Akbar." His assassination sparked riots and unrest Kabylie.

Before Fame

He built his first guitar out of an oil can when he was nine years old and resisted the Arabization policy implemented at his school.

Trivia

He was widely read by people on both sides of the Algerian Civil War. The Armed Islamic Group added his name to a hitlist of thinkers and artists.

Family Life

On June 25, 1998, his car was stopped at a roadblock in eastern Algeria by masked gunmen. The bullets that raged from his attacker's weapons killed him and wounded his wife and her two sisters.

Associated With

The year after his death, Abdelaziz Bouteflika became the president of Algeria and oversaw the end of the brutal civil war.

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