And despite all the propaganda about Nasser’s tyranny, the number of executions under his rule, from 1952 to 1970, amount to 11 (according to the count by Nasser’s foremost expert, Kamal Khalaf Al-Tawil). Most of them belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood who — at the behest of Gulf despots and Western powers — were trying to overthrow the regime. They tried to assassinate Nasser. Those same Muslim fundamentalists sought refuge in the Gulf where they formed the militant Islamist ideologies and movements that we hear (and complain) about to this very day. Iran and Saudi Arabia execute more people per month, than Nasser ordered executed in his entire reign.