This is a somber anniversary in the Middle East.
40 years ago today, October 6th, 1981, the long time
president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, was assassinated during a military parade.
His killers were extremists who were outraged by his 1979 peace agreement with Israel, for which he shared the Nobel Peace Prize.
Many other people who were on the parade reviewing stand that day or either killed or injured in the gunfire.
Also on the reviewing stand that day was President Sadat’s wife, Egypt’s First Lady Jehan Sadat..
Six years later, she wrote a book. And that’s what I have the chance to meet her. So here now, from 1987, former Egyptian first lady Jehan Sadat.
The mastermind behind the assassination plot was caught, convicted, and executed in 1982.
Jehan Sadat died this past Juily. She was 88.
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