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February 13, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the 10th day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in 1973, but Egyptian President Anwar Sadat already had decreed that his soldiers would be exempt from the fast as they prepared to launch a daring drive across the Suez Canal into the Sinai Desert. The president was more than a little discomfited when he strode into the operations room before the first strike and found his senior commanders fasting. The operation, he sternly warned, needed their full concentration.
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August 14, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A merchant family in central Egypt received a startling handwritten note, delivered by strangers. "Ten thousand pounds by tomorrow. We will not accept one piaster less," warned the Arabic missive, signed by "The Islamic Group." "If you bring the money one day late, it will be 15,000 pounds. If you do not bring it then, we will not accept even millions. . . . And you know the penalty."
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August 14, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A merchant family in central Egypt received a startling handwritten note, delivered by strangers. "Ten thousand pounds by tomorrow. We will not accept one piaster less," warned the Arabic missive, signed by "The Islamic Group." "If you bring the money one day late, it will be 15,000 pounds. If you do not bring it then, we will not accept even millions. . . . And you know the penalty."
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March 21, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the chattering friends sat down to a meal of delicately roasted pigeon and glazed vegetables a few days after the Gulf War, the host raised a glass of French wine. "A toast: to the Americans and the defeat of Iraq." All the guests but one raised their glasses. He got up and walked out of the room. Breaking the embarrassed silence, a woman dismissively waved her bejeweled arm and remarked to an American guest: "Oh, don't pay any attention to him. He belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood."
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March 21, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the chattering friends sat down to a meal of delicately roasted pigeon and glazed vegetables a few days after the Gulf War, the host raised a glass of French wine. "A toast: to the Americans and the defeat of Iraq." All the guests but one raised their glasses. He got up and walked out of the room. Breaking the embarrassed silence, a woman dismissively waved her bejeweled arm and remarked to an American guest: "Oh, don't pay any attention to him. He belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood."
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February 13, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the 10th day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in 1973, but Egyptian President Anwar Sadat already had decreed that his soldiers would be exempt from the fast as they prepared to launch a daring drive across the Suez Canal into the Sinai Desert. The president was more than a little discomfited when he strode into the operations room before the first strike and found his senior commanders fasting. The operation, he sternly warned, needed their full concentration.
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