The battle for Egypt

Lief, Louise
July 1993
U.S. News & World Report;7/19/93, Vol. 115 Issue 3, p42
Reports that new threats and alleged plots of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to blow up New York buildings and tunnels are only a skirmish in a war that is being fought halfway around the world. The prize is Egypt, a linchpin of American policy in the Mideast. Efforts to overthrow pro-Western President Hosni Mubarak by followers of the Sheik; Crackdown on Muslim extremists by Mubarak's government; Militant demands; Collapse of mediation efforts; Escalating violence.


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