Egypt’s best known journalist presents an indictment of Sadat’s domestic and international policies, finding his role of superstar of the media purchased at the. Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the renowned Egyptian journalist, writes on the first page of Autumn of Fury that he was “very fond of Sadat as a man.” The reader. Autumn of Fury: The Assassination of Sadat During the few moments that passed between the murder of Sadat and the seizure of his.

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Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the renowned Egyptian journalist, writes on the first page furry Autumn of Fury that he was “very fond of Sadat as a man. A polemic written with the single-minded purpose of destroying a man’s reputation cannot be relied upon as biography. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Because he is building a case, Heikal neglects to mention that Egypt is today less militaristic, more democratic, richer, and freer than under Nasser.

Sadat had found that vodka kf a helpful stimulant Where others see greatness, Heikal finds fault.

Today, as the most visible and articulate keeper of the Nasserist legacy, his abiding desire is to reinstate Nasser’s reputation and policies. In the autunn of events leading up to the Jerusalem trip, Heikal omits the critical joint U.

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A mint tea would be followed by dinner, These, drawn from Heikal’s insider knowledge of Egyptian politics—he claims to have been “closer to [Sadat] than anyone else Heikal condemns every one of Sadat’s major policies, including the expulsion of the Russian advisers ineconomic liberalization inand peace with Israel in Here, substantiating the charge that Sadat was self-indulgent and isolated, is an account of the President’s daily routine:. But the real purpose is quite different; to revive the memory of Sadat’s predecessor, Gamal Abdul Nasser.


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Contrary to what Heikal reports, the Israelis have never demanded the expulsion of the Murabitun militia from Lebanon “on the grounds that they represent a threat to Israel’s security. On the one hand, he dismisses as “an tthe story” documented accounts of Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi’s wanting to assassinate Sadat. Understandably if regrettably, his story can be read as character assassination: Heikal’s description of the Camp David accords is so distorted, the accords are almost unrecognizable: Had Sadat coordinated actions with Syria, Libya, and the oil states, the Arabs would have been in a position to confront Israel.

Heikal also fails in the matter of accuracy.

Go to Mobile Site. Heikal, the last Nasserist, is dead at These accusations, set out in great detail, constitute the bulk of the book. Reviewed by Daniel Pipes Commentary November http: The absence of documentation—only a handful of footnotes and almost no attributions—makes it impossible independently to verify Heikal’s assertions.

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Most of what Heikal writes in Autumn of Fury is new and much of it is damning. Courage and vision had no role in Sadat’s decision to go to Jerusalem in November All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: The argument’s credibility is diminished by Heikal’s scapegoating of Sadat for Egypt’s costly Yemenite adventures under Nasser and indicting him for not exploiting the Arab “”victory”” inwhile ignoring the military and political forces arrayed against wssassination.


I just want to say that they contain untrue stories, far from the truth.

Translations of this item: Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. A caustic account of the career of Anwar Sadat, by Egypt’s most eminent journalist The Road to Ramadan, The Or and the Commissarwhich auttumn to a justification of his assassination by Muslim fundamentalists in October His basic difference with the President, however, concerns the aftermath of the war in October Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate.

Tax-IDapproved Apr. Here, substantiating the charge that Sadat was self-indulgent and isolated, is an account of the President’s daily routine: Egypt receive the latest by email: Sadat is fuey as a petty tyrant and puppet of American policy, a master of media politics ignorant of the true interests of his country.