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Egypt / Muslim Fanatics #253498

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 05, 1977
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(Studio) Egyptian officials say former government minister, kidnapped by terrorists demanding release of fellow Muslim fanatics., is still alive. 3 deadlines have passed without evidence of his death.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on Muslim fanatic group who wants downfall of Anwar Sadat and creation of government under strict Muslim law. Former minister, Sheik Mohammad al-Zahabi, was kidnapped because he wrote articles against group and said he approved of commercial banks charging interest, though it's against teachings of Mohammed. Group is potential for violence in Egypt; is believed to have burned all of Cairo's nightclubs during food riots in March. To group, morals of present day Egypt are worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. Group's teachings and demands for Muslim rule noted, incl. ban on alcoholic beverages as in Libya and Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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