Genius 60-Min Mike Wallis got ("Lunatic") Khomeini to Predict Anwar Sadat's Assassination!
Published April 9th, 2012 - 10:08 GMT
How the late Mike Wallis, remembered for his feared 60-minute interrogations, got Khomeini to call Anwar Sadat's death; a foreign family living in Egypt shares their winning philosophy; get nostalgic with Etta James; and catch up on Arabs Got Talent
This skilled, fearless and dreaded interviewer used Sadat's 'lunatic' slander as bait for coaxing out what turned out to be an accurate prediction of Sadat's assassination from the Khomeini.
The "60 Minutes" journalist's reputation as a pitiless inquisitor was so fearsome that it was often said that those were the most dreaded words in the English language, capable of reducing an interview subject to a shaking, sweating mess.
"During the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, he asked Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini — then a feared figure — what he thought about being called "a lunatic" by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Khomeini answered by predicting Sadat's assassination."
One family's philosophy about living abroad shared:
"A little while ago the expat facilitation site InterNations featured our blog to help their readers adjust in advance to life in Cairo. Please click on the link to see their article for yourself, but here is the content. It describes a little of our philosophy in living overseas."
If you haven't been watching Arabs Got Talent or are not intending to, then 'Waleg's' your friend! Follow this blog space for all the gossip and behind the scenes on Arabs Got Talent, as we are:
"Have you watched the 1st episode of Arabs Got Talent 2 on MBC on Friday?
The judging panel this year contains Saudi actor and comedian Naser Al Gasabi, who makes a better judge than Amr Adib (who was the third judge last year) ... at least that's what I personally think."