NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1979
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(Studio) Report is on Islamic revolution sweeping through many Muslim cntrys., most notably in Mideast and North Africa.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Cairo, Egypt) Details about Islamic' revolution, of which Iran is most violent but not only site of it, given. Conflicts with westernization, mostly due to oil industry, and return of many Arabs to strict Muslim faith discussed. Conditions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey and Kuwait, as well as Iran, described. Egyptian parliament's debate on issue, public perception of conflict and President Anwar Sadat's position examined. Inherent conflict between political and religion in Islam outlined. [Egyptian economy Mohammed SAKR - comments.] Ex. of return to Islam given in situation at Cairo Univ. Pilgrimage to Mecca, birthplace of prophet Mohammad, and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington
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