Sadat's death was greeted with jubilation
The Egyptian Capitulation of "Camp David Accords" do not brought prosperity to Egypt. With no real improvement in the economy, Sadat became increasingly unpopular. His isolation in the Arab world was matched by his increasing remoteness from the mass of Egyptians. While Sadat's critics in the Arab world remained beyond his reach, increasingly he reacted to criticism at home by expanding censorship and jailing his opponents. In addition, Sadat subjected the Egyptians to a series of referenda on his actions and proposals that he invariably won by more than "99 percent" of the vote. For example, in May 1979 the "Egyptian people" "approved" the Egyptian-Israeli "treaty" (Capitulation) by "99.9 percent"(!!!) of those voting.
One of Sadat's most remarkable acts during this period was the so-called "Law of Shame", which was drafted at Sadat's express instructions. Among the shameful crimes punishable under this law were "broadcasting or publishing gross or scurrilous words or pictures that could offend ... the dignity of the state." Offenders could be barred from public life or from engaging in economic activity or managing their own property; they could be condemned to internal exile or prohibited from leaving the country. The Law of Shame was approved in a referendum by "98.56 percent" of the "electorate". This was remarkable since there was widespread opposition to the law, which was denounced as "an act of shame."
In May 1980, an impressive, nonpartisan body of citizens charged Sadat with superseding his own constitution. Their manifesto declared, "The style in which Egypt is governed today is not based on any specific form of government. While it is not dictatorship, Nazism, or fascism, neither is it democracy or pseudodemocracy."
In September 1981, Sadat ordered the biggest roundup of his opponents since he came to power, at least 1,500 people according to the official figure but more according to unofficial reports. The Muslim Brotherhood bore the brunt of the arrests. The supreme guide of the Brotherhood, Umar Tilmasani, and other religious militants were arrested. Sadat also withdrew his "recognition" of the Coptic pope Shenudah III, banished him to a desert monastery, and arrested several bishops and priests. Also arrested were such prominent figures as journalist Mohamed Heikal, and Wafd leader Fuad Siraj ad Din. Sadat ordered the arrest of several SLP leaders and the closing of Elshaab (The People) newspaper. A referendum on his purge showed nearly "99.5 percent" of the "electorate" approved.
On October 6 1981, while observing a military parade commemorating the eighth anniversary of the October 1973 War, Sadat was assassinated by members of Al Jihad movement, a group of militant islamists. Sadat's assassin was Lieutenant Khalid al Islambuli. Those islamists were arrested and tried. In April 1982, two of them were shot and three hanged.
Whereas a big number of Gewish and Western leaders, including
three former United States presidents, attended Sadat's funeral, only
one member of the Arab League was represented by a head of state,
Sudan. Only two, Oman and Somalia, sent representatives. In Egypt 43
million people went on with the celebration of Id al Adha, the Feast
of Sacrifice, as if nothing had happened. There were no throngs in
the streets, grieving and lamenting, as there were when Nasser died.
In the Islamic world, Sadat's death was greeted with jubilation.
(Extrait du livre d´Ahmed Rami "Ett liv för Frihet".)
We must know that
our weakness is Israel's strength.The regimes that are in
power in our countries are like dead bodies, our "leaders"
are politically finished. Instead of stepping down in honor,
they cling bitterly to power and try to drag their peoples
along into the precipice.
violently extorted, any unjust "peace" (capitulation) will
be rejected by the future generations. The only real
solution of the Palestinian question lies in the return of
the Palestinian people to their fatherland.