The Assassination of Anwar Sadat by Egyptian Islamic Jihad

In a sense, The Karate Kid came out three years too late to save Anwar Sadat’s life. His assassination can be attributed to some degree to what Mr. Miyagi talks about right here: Sadat, who had come up through the ranks of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Free Officers Movement and served in several positions of increasing importance… Continue reading The Assassination of Anwar Sadat by Egyptian Islamic Jihad

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Yom Kippur War begins (1973) and Anwar Sadat is assassinated (1981)

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October 6 is a dual anniversary for contemporary Egypt. On the one hand, October 6, 1973, is the date when Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal in a surprise attack against Israeli forces in the (then-Israeli occupied) Sinai Peninsula while Syrian forces attacked Israeli positions…