The title ‘Patriots on Fire’ is inspired by the famous movie ‘Chariots of Fire‘. In this movie, the complex links between identity, belonging and pride were explored within a sporting context (a running contest during the 1924-Olympics). These are pertinent to the circumstances which gave birth to this blog. The title also conveys the notion of ‘patriotism’ which is deeply rooted in the national Algerian psyche as it was one of the founding principles of the war for independence. All Algerians love their country in a very special way.