In response, Israel, France, and Britain colluded to invade Egypt, hoping to topple Nasser.
Government spokesman Nasser al-Mana'a insisted the government had no choice but to attack and had used proportionate violence.
Nasser, convinced that the West wanted to bring him down, looked to the Soviets for support.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, and Hamza al-Ghamdi stayed with him, along with a handful of Saudi guards.
Nasser collapsed about two weeks after the arrest, complaining of stomach pain, probably an internal hemorrhage.
In one meeting, Gaddafi asks ElBaradei whether he's a Nasser fan and, “Why does the Egyptian government hate you?”
Nasser al-Omar, an influential cleric, called for him to be tried in a Sharia court for apostasy, which is punishable by death.
On one occasion I was talking to Mr. Nasser about the high standards of morality obligatory on the true Christian merchant.
Mr. Nasser returned to Homs, leaving his cousin in charge of the business in Egypt.
This was the beginning of my acquaintance with Mr. Nasser, with whom I have been somewhat intimate in recent years.