Gamal Abdel Nasser was the greatest Arabic Hero of modern Arabic history. He was the only Arab head of state who really stand up against imperialism and was determined to move his people forward. He was few leaders who are truly against Israel and USA imperialism. He brought tremendous progress to Egypt in his life time. He was a socialist, and belieave in the emancipation of people. He was enemy of Muslim Brotherhood as well as the Salafis of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia hated him. Saudi Arabia is a corrupt regime, who actually supports USA. US dollar is a world reserve currency primarily because it is fungible in exchange of Saudi's oil. US dollar is not called petrodollar for nothing.
Unfortunately, very few Muslim know who is Nasser today. Due to missionary zeal of reactionary Saudi Arabia, many Muslim slowly converge to Saudi Wahhabism. I will blog more about Arabian convoluted history in future.
Below, shows how Cairo University changed over the years. Before, Cairo University was a place of great vibrancy. Today, it has turned much more conservative. The Nasser time when Cairo University was liberal, was also the period whereby Egypt achieved greatest improvement in economics, academics as well as emancipation. After Nasser was gone, Egypt stagnant.
Cairo University 1959.
Cairo University 1978.
Cairo University 1995.
Cairo University 2004. More veiled than ever.