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06 November 2006

What Is Fact, What Is Fiction

I got into an argument with someone yesterday and they claimed that the following is true about Sadat.
  • His name was originally just Anwar Sadat but he later added 'Mohammad' as a first name to please the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • In a conference somewhere, he claimed that he would make the highest ranking Christian in Egypt a shoe polisher.
If you are able to verify these claims with links or books please add a comment.

8 Comments:

Blogger shlemazl said...

Don't know about these two "facts", but it is true that Anwar Sadat, promised the Brotherhood that shari'a would be implemented as the Egyptian law and released all of the Brotherhood prisoners [ref]

3:08 PM

 
Blogger Dee-Vine said...

I know for a fact that the first one is not true. His name has always been Mohamed Anwar Sadat.

1:14 AM

 
Blogger Cleopatrina said...

I've no clue if this is true or not but something tells me whoever claims that has some sort of twisted interest in a civil war,or extremist ideas.
I believe Sadat was way politically smarter than to announce that.
I always thought the power the brotherhood wanted was for themsleves regardless of whether the addversary was a moderate muslim or a christian.politics and interest in the name of religion.
i probably have alot to learn:)

5:13 PM

 
Blogger Will E. said...

I've heard rumours of the second, but they sound too extreme really.. I doubt that it's true, but if it is, I'd be very interested to know..

8:36 PM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

I have no idea whether it's true or not,

but I'm gonna tell u a little story from when I was in Egypt last time, it hasnt been long, last summer...

I was with my gf [she's half egyptian] in a taxi, and I asked the guy about el-Sadat, he spent 10 minutes thanking him for "ma3ashat al-sadat", when I got off may told me that its about 10-20pounds, 4$ at most...

and people still pile up every start of month to get them,

That's his legacy for the people..

I dont think these people give a damn whether he changed his name, or not... and the way I had seen, and was explained by so many egyptians, 70% at LEAST of egyptians live with these economic standards.

I donno, I mean I definitley dont have the right to be discussing egypt's social problems, by they were so frightening when I was there, it just gave a flash "ahead" of damas, + the fact that as much as I can not stand being there more than a month, I love cairo. I actually love all of egypt. but cairo in particular even with the traffic and the pollution and exaggerative number of people strikes me as one of those unique places on earth...

and the more i've been reading through these blogs, the more frightening and black it becomes.

5:58 AM

 
Blogger bluer than ur average said...

refer to "kharif al ghadab" for mohamed hassanen hekal, and "kont ra2eesan le masr" for mohamed naguib , i read each book of these twice there`re lots of "fadaye7" for sadat i u wanna know.
i`ve no links sorry, but i can tell you many things from these books if u failed to find it,

4:23 PM

 
Anonymous ha ana za said...

I heard the 1st one and it sounds quite likely but the second WTF?!?!?!?!? sounds like the typical divisive stuff floating about Egypt these days i.e. just a rumour

11:42 AM

 
Blogger Egypeter said...

I'm joining this conversation late, but for the record, I've seen the second one printed somewhere. It's a pretty common understanding that he hated the Copts as obvious in his treatment to Pope Shenouda. So for him to say that shouldn't be a huge surprise.

8:45 PM

 

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