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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

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Eulogizing Arafat not universal

Apparently some Egytians were not exactly thrilled by Arafat and are happy to see him go. They still resent his celebrating the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981.
"Life is in the hands of Allah, O Abu Ammar. and one must not gloat over a death. [However,] we in Egypt will never forget how Yasser Arafat broadcast the song 'Rejoice My Heart' in the [West] Bank and the [Gaza] Strip when President Al-Sadat was assassinated, [nor will we forget] the exclamations of joy regarding 'the fall of the Zionist traitor, agent, criminal, and exterminator Anwar Al-Sadat!'
Seems we Americans have some common ground with Egyptians.

Perhaps you aren't aware that Arafat (or Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini to his family) was Egytian, not Palestinian? Or that Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's right hand man, was involved in Sadat's assassination?