“The real strength of the Nationalist movement in Egypt … lay not with these Levantines of the café but with the mass of practically unchanged bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian [Islam has not changed over 100 years.], and a return to all the violence and corruption which festered under the oldstyle Moslem rule (Sharia law), whether Asiatic or African.”  Former President Theodore Roosevelt, reflections after visiting Cairo in a letter to Sir George Trevelyan, 1911.

Theodore Roosevelt