January 29, 2014

Is Egypt Returning to the Nasser Era?

Max Strasser, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Sisi has claimed that he dreams about former President Anwar Sadat, but the public image that he has crafted for himself also harkens back to Nasser. Three weeks after ousting Morsi, he used the anniversary of the 1952 coup that brought Nasser to power to call for a pro-military, anti-Muslim Brotherhood protest. Last September, he visited with Nasser's family at the former president's tomb. Pro-Sisi media draws the comparison between the army chief and Nasser frequently -- something that would be unlikely if it wasn't an image the general was actively seeking to cultivate.

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TAGGED: Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt, Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi


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