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The history of indigenous politics in 1930's Algeria has been written with an eye towards uncovering the origins of Algerian nationalism. While historians of the period have been forced occasionally to confront the evidence of Muslim attraction to extreme right politics, they have not considered the possibility that dissatisfied Muslims could have been so discouraged by the policies and practices of the French Republic as to pursue a radical antirepublican agenda. European political parties on the extreme right guided Muslim politicians in this anti-republican strategy. The well-known histories of Algeria have never taken seriously the anti-republican politics of Algerian Muslim and have thus not acknowledged cooperation between Muslims and European political right.