Anwar Sadat (1918-1981) was an Egyptian president who attempted reconciliation with Israel, resulting in the 1978 Camp David Accords, and a final peace treaty with Israel in 1979. He was assassinated two years later.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi stated that Sadat was a realized soul (1981-1006, 1985-0921, 1990-0315) and said on the day of his death:
Today is a sad day because such a great man like Sadat is dead. He is not great to me because he was a great politician or he was president, but he was a saint, he was a realized soul, I knew all about him. The attack of the negativity is on but no more they will crucify a saint this way and will not face the punishment. They will be punished now. All those who tried to do such things will be punished because the new age has started. (1981-1006)
Anwar Sadat, In search of an identity: an autobiography (New York: Harper and Row, 1978)
Joseph Finkelstone, Anwar Sadat: visionary who dared (London: Frank Cass, 1996)
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