In 1954, Colonel Gamal Abdul Nasser
replaced General Naguib and was determined to achieve three goals, which are to make Egypt independent by ending the British occupation, to build up a strong army to defend Egypt and the Arab region, and to improve Egypt's economy by constructing a high dam in Aswan to irrigate the Nile valley and lands.
But the Brotherhood was neither loyal to him nor to former leader Gamal Abdul Nasser
, whom they plotted to assassinate even though he thought he levelled them after the 1952 coup.
The panelists discussed the founding father's vision for the nation, drawing similarities in his visionary leadership style to that of Gamal Abdul Nasser
, the former president of Egypt, and Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa.
Salama is one of tens of thousands of landlords in Egypt who are pushing for annulling the lease law, which dates back to the socialist era of late president Gamal Abdul Nasser
, who ruled Egypt for 14 years from 1956.
Marwan was the son-in-law of Egypt's President Gamal Abdul Nasser
, and became a key advisor to President Anwar Sadat after Nasser's death.
The founding fathers of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1956 were Josip Broz Tito of Socialist Yugoslavia, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Sukarno of Indonesia, Gamal Abdul Nasser
of Egypt and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.
The NAM was founded by India's Jawaharlal Nehru, Indonesia's Sukarno, Egypt's Gamal Abdul Nasser
, Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah and Yugoslavia's Josef Broz Tito.
The same column quoted statements that Gamal Abdul Nasser
had allegedly made to the Americans.
Since 1954, when it was banned by then President, Gamal Abdul Nasser
, the party had largely operated underground.
The army is following in the footsteps of Gamal Abdul Nasser
of Egypt, Hafez al-Assad of Syria, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, who shared a common trait.
Herein comes the importance of having a patriotic leadership to gather the people around a great national dream to achieve together, as Gamal Abdul Nasser
once did in the 1950s.
In order to really understand what is happening to the first legitimate president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, we have to know the stories of leaders like Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq of Iran, President Gamal Abdul Nasser
of Egypt and Prime Minister Adnan Menderes of Turkey in the 1950s and 1960s.