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He Is Not Egyptian

Reader comment on item: Professor [Shahid Alam] Compared Terrorists to Founding Fathers

Submitted by Mossad Hegazy (Canada), Feb 6, 2005 at 04:12

During the interview, Mr. O'Reilly said: "we know he (Professor Alam) is Egyptian". Well, he is wrong. Professor Alam is not Egyptian. He is of Pakistani (or Bangladeshi) origin. He holds a BA from the University of Dhaka, MA from the University of Karachi, and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario.

Over the last 5 years, Professor Alam had over three dozen articles published in Egypt's Al-Ahram Weekly newspaper. Therefore, I think, Bill O'Reilly or his research assistant thought he was Egyptian. I hope Mr. O'Reilly will read this comment.


Mossad Hegazy
Egyptian-Canadian Journalist & Writer
Toronto, Ontario


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