Egyptian Chronicles: RIP Khaled Abdel Nasser "1949-2011"

Friday, September 23, 2011

RIP Khaled Abdel Nasser "1949-2011"

Khaled Abdel Nasser
The funeral of Khaled Abdel Nasser "1949-2011"was last Friday September 16,2011. The eldest son of former president Nasser died in hospital September 15th,2011 after long illness.
The funeral was not only attended by the Nasserites and Nationalists from not only Egypt but from all over the Arab world. Field Marshal Tantawy and Anan as well as members of SCAF attended the funeral as well. Already the ministry of defense is so near from Gamal Abdel Nasser’s mosque where the funeral was held.
Khaled Abdel Nasser died in a very interesting timing after the revolution or to be accurate after the incidents of Israeli embassy.
Despite being the son of Abdel Nasser was enough to earn him recognition ,Khaled earned a huge fame from the famous “Egypt’s revolution Case” in 1980s.
Khaled in early 1990s
“Egypt’s revolution” was a radical Nationalist Nasserite leftist secret cell that was against the peace treaty with Israel that was formed in 1984. The cell launched a series of attacks and managed to assassinate 4 Israeli diplomats that were actually Mossad officers working under diplomatic cover as well as CIA officers working as U.S diplomats in Egypt from year 1985 to 1987 . The cell was headed by former Egyptian intelligence officer Mahmoud Nour El Din among others. Khaled Abdel Nasser was accused to be part of the case and up till now we do not know really that if he was part of the cell or not.
During the investigations Mahmoud Nour El Din did not admit that Nasser was a member. The members of the cell who are still alive deny that Khaled was a member. Rosa Al Youssef Daily had a very interesting interview with Nazmy Shahin , a former “Egypt’s revolution” member who claimed that the Mubarak regime put the name of the Nasser because Mubarak was concerned of his popularity and stand from Camp David accords. Mahmoud Nour El Din was a close friend to Nasser since 1970s when he used to work in our embassy in London and Nasser was studying there.
Nevertheless Abdel Nasser was convicted of funding the cell with money and arms in the case and got a death sentence in absentia as he was living abroad between UK and Yugoslavia. Years later he was acquitted and returned back to Cairo with no charges what so ever. According to some sources  Abdel Nasser was acquitted after the interfere of Arab leaders including Qaddafi on the condition that he would not get involve in politics from near or far.  Abdel Was acquitted among other four defendants in the case including none other than current potential presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabhi. Who attended Khaled’s funeral and carried his coffin”
Mahmoud Nour El Din died in his prison in strange circumstances that made everybody believes till this day that he was killed by the Mubarak regime as he was the man who knew a lot.
The Nassers in 960s 
You will find it very interesting that this man’s sister Mona was married to none other than Ashraf Marwan whom the Israelis insist that he was their spy in Cairo !! Also what is even more interesting that his brother in law is Sameh Fahmy , the former minister of oil known for exporting gas to Israel. This is why I do not judge people on how their family relations so easily.
I feel very sorry and sad for Dalia Fahmy , Khaled’s widow as it has been a very hard and sad year for her and her family. First her brother former minister of oil Sameh Fahmy is imprisoned while her niece Dina Hani Shaker has passed away from couple of months ago and now her husband. Khaled and Dalia got Gamal , Tahia and Magda. Gamal Khaled Abdel Nasser looks so similar for his uncles Sameh and Hadi Fahmy by the way.
Khalid Abdel Nasser studied civil engineering in Cairo university and used to be an assistant professor.  
People are sad for Khaled’s death especially that they compared his life to the life of Gamal Mubarak.The assistant professor for civil engineering did not use his father’s fame and influence like Gamal Mubarak.
On a personal level I felt sad after Khaled Abdel Nasser’s death. I was shocked because in less than of 24 hours before his death I was speaking about him with my grandma and mom. It is a strange thing to me because I do not agree with many of Khaled Abdel Nasser’s ideas just like his father.
Oddly enough the funeral of Mahmoud Nour El Din was on September 16,1998 !!
May Allah bless your soul Khaled Abdel Nasser.
Nasser visiting his son Khalid in hospital in 1956
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  1. Khalid was his father's son. He could have used his connection of the most beloved Arab leader, with the exception of our glorious Prophet, yet he did not and therefore kept his honor and his father's legacy. It must have been painful to see your principled father replaced by a second rate dog like Sadat. May the Almighty bless his soul.

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  2. MY ARMENIAN school mates always wondered ...WHY am or was, but>(still am)I,fond of late Egyptian GREAT President.Mr.GAMAL ABDEL NASSER??...The reason why i did only mentioned The Armenian friends,the reason for this,was that.. Pres.NASSER s always mentioned in his long speeches ,at least 50 times or more thie phrase>>...AYOUHA AL EKHWA AL ARAB<< meaning MY ARAB BROTHERS..a phrase that frightened anyone who was not a Moslem...even though (ARAB)in his speeches included..ALL!!but sometimes the fear from the unknown makes paranoia spread through a persons system,even a whole minorities*/communities* in this or that country...and some even go further and try to read behind lines or meanings wrongly and self interpreted??..So We,the survivors of the Ottoman genocide of 1915..and as Christians too,the panic attacks were constant>>ringing alarms,fearing that this phrase was a call for unity of all Moslem nations against the world??,,,all others outside Egypt ignoring the fact that Under Pres.NASSER s 16/17 years regime ,the Egyptian Christians of all ethnic minorities,enjoyed the best of any ..freedom/protection and naturalisation one can HOPE for in those days...>>>>>LIKE HIM or not ,Pres.NASSER, and His GREATEST achievement was, among all the other achievements, was that, HE made Egypt the Mother of all the Arab nations ,like an Eagle protecting her chicks under her enormous large wings..as each one after one was coming out of its eggshell,each country getting its independence from Foreign occupiers?? ...Before that every Arab individual used to think that HIS or HER country is/was the only Arab >>world<<,??..as we thought the same about SYRIA+LEBANON before all that..as communications were VERY POOR among those nations then..no T.Vs..no proper>> Arab press<< distributions,even the Radio wave lengths hardly captured on our radio sets...and only Arab cinema we watched was the EGYPTIAN movies?? even TRAVEL was high priced & hectic too, it seemed as if every Arab nation was on a different planet??....Pres.GAMAL ABDEL NASSER made all those things, a thing of the past...as a mother introducing her offspring one to another..to respect and acknowledge each others cultures/histories
    and backgrounds...and no dispute over anyone s beliefs or religion or colour..or class or shape,that was the GIANT LEGACY AND INHERITANCE that( THE BOSS )..as The Americans nicknamed HIM ,,BUT i ,and whomever adored Him and still DO, as>> AL RAYYESS Abu KHALED or in other words,,Pres.GAMAL ABDEL NASSER(R.I.P),Everytime i come across that old photo of that great man and GOOD father playing football with his (late) son Mr.KHALED , tears burst out of my eyes.. as if all that was a fairy tale..A SWEET DREAM...that disappeared in ETHER and all of a sudden??///...Regards from London/Is-HAK Barsoumian

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