EGYPT: Small-Town Boy with Shopping List

"I know that President Carter is a believer," Egypt's President Anwar Sadat said last week before leaving for a two-day visit to Washington. "I feel happy that I'm going to meet him [because] the believer is ruled by morals and principles."

Chances are the two men should get along well. Among other things, Sadat is as devout a Moslem as Carter is a Baptist. Moreover, both are small-town boys who talk about the inspiration they still gain from their home towns. Sadat's Plains is a Nile Delta village named Mit Abou Alkoum (the Place of the Heap), which Sadat has...

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