This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Anwar Sadat, The Assassination Of The Egyptian President

519 words - 2 pages

The Assassination of Anwar SadatThroughout public life, there was the killing, usually for political reasons, of public figures. Such murders were called assassinations. In the 11th century, a man named Hasan Sabbah founded a secret order of Muslims in Persia in about 1090. There, from the Islamic world, the adoption of assassination as a political weapon was derived. Hasan gained control of a fortress, developed a sect for political protection, and the secret organization terrorized the Middle East for two centuries.Such organizations have spurred up over the world throughout history. In early October of 1981 Anwar Sadat, an Egyptian president, was assassinated while watching a military parade in Cairo. With marching troops passing by, agents under cover, and armed soldiers all around him, an attempt for an assassination was seemingly unthinkable. But the Muslim Fundamentalists had a plan, which would prove to work, and Sadat, nor his soldiers had any idea. Their route of attack was the parade itself. Hidden within a Russian army truck, they approached and stopped at the reviewing stand where the unprepared president sat. Moments later, dressed as soldiers, four men including Khaled Islambouly, an army lieutenant, jumped from the vehicle and headed toward the podium. With the parade distractions, the attack was not quickly noticed. The attackers blended with the other soldiers and troops. Oblivious to the men meaning harm, Sadat saluted them as soldiers. Two of the men reached the stand with automatic weapons in hand and began firing, taking out eleven dignitaries, including Sadat.The date...

Find Another Essay On Anwar Sadat, The assassination of the Egyptian President

The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

1505 words - 7 pages American Cousin at Fords Theater with General Grant and his wife. Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, begged the president not to attend the comedy. Disregarding Stanton’s plea for him to stay home in case of an attempted assassination, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln arrived at Fords Theater a little late and made their way to his box. John Parker, a notorious drinker, left the box, leaving the president and his wife unguarded. In the middle of the third act

Assassination of President McKinley Essay

707 words - 3 pages have pled insane or blamed and sentenced other people to death.) Leon was sentenced to death. Days later, he was electrocuted for a minute before he died. McKinley had already been dead since September 14, 1901. McKinley's assassination was a turning point in the Secret Service's protection policies and yet another example of the inconsistent security around Presidents. The assassination also decimated anarchist groups. Most importantly, Teddy Roosevelt, the leader of numerous reforms, became the President.

The Gruesome Assassination of Our Sixteenth President and The Conspiracies that Surround it

1639 words - 7 pages Seward, but he only injure Seward, David Herold was to also accompanied Powell; however, Herold fled before the assassination attempt took place.( Kelly 2014 ) Around the same time all of this was taking place, George Atzerodt was the one assigned to assassinate the Vice-President Andrew Johnson, but Atzerodt got cold feet and did not go throw with the act. (Kelly 2014) There are many reasons why people think that the conspirators did this. The

“The President Has Been Shot” the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

734 words - 3 pages “The President Has Been Shot” the Assassination of John F. Kennedy tells the story of one of the most horrifying events in American history. James L. Swanson takes the reader through the events leading up to the assassination and depicts the sunny, Texas afternoon on November 22, 1963 with dramatic details and an impeccable perspective. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts in May of 1917, Kennedy remains the youngest man ever elected president of

The assassination of Lincoln

1048 words - 5 pages letter from Jefferson Davis written on April 19th, 1865 he states, “If it were to be done, [assassinating the president] it were better it were well done,” Davis wanted to see the president cleanly assassinated in one attempt, a thought caused by personal vengeance (Douglas). Revealed in another letter from Jefferson Davis written on April 21st, 1865, he again makes a hideous comment on the assassination of the president, “If the same had been

The Assassination of J.F.K

2578 words - 10 pages The Assassination of J.F.K. On November 22, 1963, American history changed forever. That day the presidential motorcade of President John F. Kennedy traveled down Elm Street in Dallas, Texas. As the limousine went down past The Texas School Book Depository shots were fired. These shots, said to have been fired by Lee Harvey Oswald, struck President Kennedy and Governor Connally. The wounds to President Kennedy were fatal. This event

The Assassination of Tupac

1074 words - 4 pages The Assassination of Tupac (2Pac) Shakur (Greatest Rapper?) "Selling more than 75 million copies of his album, Tupac became one of the best selling artists in the world" (Tupac Shakur Biography). Tupac Shakur a.k.a 2 Pac was born in New York in 1971 (Tupac Shakur Biography). His Personality/Music had a huge influence on people of that time and even until today he is remembered as a legend. Surrounded by many Conspiracy theories on Tupac's

Jihan Sadat: The Woman Who Opened The

1086 words - 4 pages Jihan Sadat: The Woman Who Opened The Doors To A Better Life For Egyptian Women Jihan Sadat is the most influential women's rights activist in modern Egypt. Jihan Sadat is the wife of former leader of Egypt, Anwar Sadat. She raised four children while being a politician, and earned a doctorate in English literature from Cairo University. I will show you my findings of Mrs. Sadat's life and how she influenced modern Egypt. Jihan

The Effects of JFK's Assassination

2188 words - 9 pages Skylor Widschwenter HIS102 Professor Flynn 29 March 2014 Term Paper: The Effects of JFK’s Assassination President John F. Kennedy, “was one of the most powerful, glamorous, wealthy, charismatic individuals on the planet,” when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963 (Von Drehle). Americans living during the 1960’s never imagined that their beloved President would meet such an untimely and gruesome end, and his unexpected death changed the

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1178 words - 5 pages . During the war, Booth and a few friends came up with a plan to kidnap the president and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. However, the plan did not go well, fell through and two weeks later Richmond joined the Union. It was then that Booth organized the simultaneous assassination of President Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward. By murdering the president and two of his possible successors

The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

875 words - 4 pages While there is never just a single event that has led to the start of a world war, or any other serious war, there is often one thing that triggers long lived tensions and thus war ensues. Such was the case in WWI with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. There were many tensions that existed prior to his assassination, but it was his assassination which triggered the war, his assassination that served as an excuse, and perhaps the

Similar Essays

Anwar Sadat: The Totalitarian System Essay

1535 words - 6 pages Zachary JörinMr. EmeryHonors Humanities 919 March 2014The Assassination of a Beloved President: Anwar SadatThe dictionary defines assassination as: the killing of somebody, especially a political leader or public figure, by a sudden violent attack. The death of Anwar Sadat fits ideally into this category; not only was he an important political leader, but someone who was loved by his own country of Egypt and his bereavement took the nation

The Assassination Of President Lincoln Essay

1676 words - 7 pages The Assassination of President Lincoln The assassination of President Lincoln was so tragic because both Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth both believed they were doing the right thing. Abraham Lincoln wanted freedom for all because he believed that was right. He knew not everyone agreed and that was why America was having a Civil War but he felt that it was the right thing to do. John Wilkes Booth believed that there should be slaves in

The Assassination Of President Kennedy Essay

721 words - 3 pages The Assassination of President Kennedy On a late November afternoon in 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy lay dead in Parkland Hospital, Dallas. Texas Governor John Connally was also seriously wounded. In a moment that changed the course of history, the most powerful man in the world had been assassinated. Almost forty years later, John Kennedy remains one of the most recognisable and controversial

The Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy

1770 words - 7 pages Few people knew what events the day held on November 22, 1963, but by mid-afternoon one of the most tragic events to ever plague not only the United States but the entire world. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy would go on to be one of the most infamous days in history; surrounded in scandals, controversy, and conspiracy. There were three main reasons that the president was in Dallas, Texas. One of those reasons being