When meeting people, you should approach them differently depending on their gender.
It is also best to briefly find out some general information about the person’s social and professional environment, the company and town where he/she works (the town’s population, history, the name of the town’s soccer team, etc).
It will be very poorly viewed if you try to joke about the subway in Algiers as a Canadian.
Be subtle when commenting about the traffic in the country as it is a very sensitive subject and people have talked about getting a subway system for the past 30 years.
Islam is the predominant religion in Algeria, and with the current outbursts of Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism and civil war, it would be quite awkward to start up a conversation about religion and its place in society, or about secularism. The Berber minority tries to get by and push for its own identity and space in a predominantly Arab country.
Arabs and other leaders find such behaviour disruptive and perceive it as creating regionalism in Algeria.
Even if Arabic is the official language in Algeria, French is most commonly used in the workplace.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages—even if you are offered some.
Muhammad saw her, and, as Aisha recounts: “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?
” (Sahih Muslim 2127) Aisha herself said it: “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women.” (Sahih Bukhari 7.72.715) The Qur’an commentary reflects mainstream Muslim understandings of this verse when it gives four reasons that a man may beat his wife: “if she refuses to beautify herself for him,” if she refuses sex when he asks for it, if she refuses to pray or perform ritual ablutions, and “if she goes out of the house without a valid excuse.” “Moderate Muslim Nation Of Algeria Sanctions Moderate Wife Beating Under Islamic Sharia Law,” from Blazing Cat Fur, November 30: Salim Mohamedi, an imam and inspector at the state’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, has just “allowed” men to beat their wives “as a last resort to scare them and put them in the right path “.
Moreover, if you associate Islam with terrorism, people will automatically and politely turn their backs on you unless they feel offended and take you to task without any warning.
Avoid speaking about internal politics since doing so is automatically perceived as interfering in State affairs.
European football (soccer) is another good topic of conversation as Algerians are very passionate about their teams, particularly during the World Cup.