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Hassan Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, helped Colonel Gamal Nasser overthrow the corrupt king of Egypt and in return for this action the new President put him into a concentration camp and then executed.

To this day, many say that Nasser was destined to fail because of that action.

Indeed, there are those who believe that the Six-Day War was an act of God.

So it was some disbelief and considerable astonishment to discover that a nine-year-old girl who walked into a newsroom that I was working at was his great grand – daughter.

She had come with her father, and could not believe it when I told her that I did not know who he was.

She didn’t like being called munckin either, or princess for that matter.

Munckins, she told me, were little people, and as she spoke I felt like one of them.