Is assassination an answer?

Issue 57 - 13 Oct 1981
The assassination of Anwar Sadat throws into immediate confusion and doubt almost all the current and various strands of political action and endeavour throughout the whole of the Middle East. The distasteful jubilation expressed in some Arab capitals over the murder of the President of Egypt is short-sighted as well as shameful. The targets of acts of unlawful violence may be individually selected but the resultant effects are indiscriminate, widespread, and evil. If the gun and the bullet become the sole arbiter of political issues in the Middle East, all the governments of the region are at risk and those who applaud such methods invite chaos and instability to their own countries.

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