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- n. Plural form of Harki.
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This is indeed a deadly insult: the Harkis were the Algerians who had fought for the French against their side and who are nowadays considered as traitors in their own communities.
I started the campaign to keep those creatures out, but I accept that had Neil not got involved various types would today be consoling themselves with the thought that they lost Iraq, but saved the Harkis.
He also said in 2002 that France had badly treated the Harkis and owed them a “duty of truth”.
Parliament included the education clause in legislation aimed at righting some of the injustice inflicted on the Harkis, the 70,000 Algerian soldiers who fought for France, as well as on the one million pieds noirs — locally born colonials in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia who were expelled to La Metropole at independence.
 Harkis are Algerian combatants of the French army during the French colonial war in Algeria whose rights as war veteran and citizens were never recognized by the French state.
Les Harkis: Une MÃ©moire Enfouie by Jean-Jacques Jordi and Mohand Hamoumou