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    MY INTERVIEW WITH JEHAN SADAT

    TweetLast Friday, Egyptian former first lady Jehan Sadat died after a long illness (undeclared); she was 89 years old. The news in Egypt was vague, brief, and prompt; Egyptian president el-Sisi interrupted his biking trip to his fancy city, the new capital, to attend her private military funeral. Reaction in Egypt was mixed; ranged from the wife of a dictator, an Israeli traitor to the mother of All Egyptians. The response in the west focuses mainly on the tragic death of her husband and being the champion of women’s rights in Egypt. “If Mohamed Ben Salmon gave women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, Ms. Sadat gave Egyptian women…

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