1981

Newsweek - - Rewind -

The as­sas­si­na­tion in Egypt of No­bel Peace Prize–win­ning Pres­i­dent An­war Sa­dat “left the Mideast fac­ing a dan­ger­ous po­lit­i­cal void,” with the U.S. in par­tic­u­lar feel­ing the loss. A fatwa ap­prov­ing the act, com­mit­ted by the Egyp­tian Is­lamic Ji­had, was ob­tained from Omar Ab­del-rah­man, who was con­victed of con­spir­acy af­ter the 1993 World Trade Cen­ter bomb­ing.

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