This is a work in progress.
tl;dr: I'm very cool :)
tl;dr: I'm very cool :)
Don't panic, I'm not a terrorist!
Amirouche is actually my firstname, in honor of a terrible (kabyle) fighter of the algerian independance war (1962). I would have preferred the name of an erudite like Mouloud, but one doesn't choose his or her name.
Amirouche is a lil' name for «Amir» which comes from the arab word «Emir» which means «King» or «Prince» but I don't have any chair pretension except maybe a software design chair in a top notch company (preferably involved in FOSS).
My parents grew up in Algeria and like most Maghreb (north Africa except Egypt) people, unlike the roots of my firstname could suggest and like most people from this entire region I'm not an «arab» in geographical sens, not arab in the lineage sens (at least I think so and scientific facts tends to prove me right) and almost not arab in the cultural sens except maybe somewhat the religion but even in this area this tends not to be true since muslims from my region are different from the muslims from other regions of the world. I never heard of any «saints» in other muslims «religions» while they are widespread in my region due to a lot of cultural exchange between Europe and Ifrikya (another name for Maghreb) and you might also know about Saint-Augustin. This well too common mis-use of the world that comes from disinformation and obscurantism linked to pan-arabism [...].
As a matter of facts, I don't talk arab like all people in my home town we talk «kabyle», an amazigh dialect, I'm not independentist, I'm mystic but not religious which is known among my people by «worst case scenario». For the record, it's not because I'm not muslim and/or not arab that I am not a terrorist, but because I disapprove any form of fanatism, extremism.
Amazigh calendar starts at 950BC because of some berber sneaked on a pharaoh chair. The most famous figure pre-BC is Masinissa ally of Hannibal then Scipio, post-BC they are too many not to miss, but the most greatest figure of this times was for sure a woman known now by the name of Kahina for leading the war against the arabs and also losing it which lead to mass conversion among Imazighen to avoid death (and persecution) which luckily doesn't hold anymore or does it ? They are many woman figures in Imazighen history like the mythological women know in Europe culture as Athena or the more insightful Tin Hinan from the Touareg people (not the car of course!), one of the very few matriarchal society.