On October 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar "Sadat had been celebrating the eighth anniversary of the 1973 war [against Israel]… Sadat was saluting the passing troops when a military vehicle veered toward the reviewing stand. Lieutenant Islambouli and three other conspirators leaped out and tossed grenades into the stand. 'I have killed the Pharaoh!' Islambouli cried, after emptying the cartridge of his machine gun into the president, who stood defiantly at attention until his body was riddled with bullets."
– The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright, 10/6/1981
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