Widow of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat hails ‘hero’ Sisi

Late husband requested their son Gamal not to practice political work

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Jehan Sadat, the widow of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, slammed the Muslim Brotherhood and said Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is a hero.

During an interview in Al Arabiya News Channel's Point of Order program, she said that if her husband had lived longer, he would have militarily and politically empowered Egypt like Sisi is doing today.

Sadat said Sisi is a hero because he "established" one of the region's most powerful armies and accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being murderers who killed "our sons and soldiers," adding that the US still supports the group "despite the fact that the Egyptians reject it."


Sadat also said that her late husband's persistence to liberate Sinai was one of the reasons he temporarily detained opposition figures.

She added that she had hoped that a party whose reference is "Sadat's legacy" would be formed in Egypt, and said she's received many initiatives on the matter but nothing met her aspirations.

Sadat also revealed that her late husband requested their son Gamal not to practice political work, adding that the latter respected his late father's wish.

Asked about Hosni Mubarak who succeeded her husband as president, she described him as one the October War heroes.

See the full interview here.

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