In 1949, Egypt was on the brink. The rapidly growing Muslim Brotherhood had struck out against the government in opposition to the actions of King Farouk I. Farouk, a young and inexperienced King, had barely led the country through World War 2, and was eager to solidify his loose hold on the country. As the violence increased, and both sides prepared for war, one man would pay the price: Hassan al-Banna.
With Kate Leonard & Bill Thomas
One death can change the world. Assassinations recounts history’s most dramatic deaths. Through little-known facts, “what-ifs?” and examining the assassin's motives, we explore how one murder can alter the course of history. Assassinations releases a new episode every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.