Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (born 1923) is a leading Egyptian journalist. For many years he was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and has been a respected commentator on Middle East affairs for more than 50 years. In 1983, Heikal published a bombshell titled Khareef El-Ghadab (Autumn of Fury), in which he analyzed the reasons behind Sadatís assassination and the rise of political Islam. Heikal articulated the thoughts of president Nasser earlier in his career. The reasons of his fall with president Sadat who succeeded Nasser remain under great speculation.