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12-07-2008, 09:25 AM
I want Answer about this Question
Why they call Sadat the pharo?????
I know Muslims of Egypt identitfies themslves as Arabs and all people ruled Egypt like Naser, Sadat, King Farouk and his family.....etc

27-07-2008, 06:18 AM
Dear michaelj

Sadat did not choose to called a 'pharaoh' instead of 'arab' as part of his personal or cultural identity, it was chosen for him by his critics.

In Egyptian culture, the word pharaoh is often used as a sardonic device to belittle somebody, Egyptian humour is often sardonic. For example, it is common to call a spoilt child 'pharaoh' or to describe somebody who thinks about things too deeply (or who likes to give that impression), as Socrates (or Sokrat in arabic.)

The idea of Sadat as pharaoh was probably secured in history when the man who shot him, Khaled el-Islambouly, yelled "Death to the pharaoh" as he shot.

If you wish, you can also find references to the current president, Mubarak, that refer to him as Pharaoh.

27-07-2008, 07:18 AM
Thanks Faith Hope-Love for answer ,it is strange in that way use arabs ,the highest rewarded titel ´´Pharao´´to the anciant egyptian preaster, of the highest civilizations, in mankind history, in every european and USA universties, an section for egyptolgy.in every musium too .