Muhammad Heikal


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Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (born 23 September 1923) is a leading Egyptian journalist. For 17 years (1957–1974) he was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and has been a respected commentator on Arab affairs for more than 50 years.

Heikal articulated the thoughts of President Gamal Abdel Nasser earlier in his career. The reasons for his fall with president Anwar El-Sadat, who ... more »

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  • ''We have proved we are not modern. We have proved we are not religious in the real sense of the word. We have proved that we cannot afford democracy.''
    Muhammad Heikal (b. 1923), Egyptian journalist. Independent (London, March 11, 1992). On the Arab world after the Gulf War.
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