Whom did Hosni Mubarak refer to as a “psychopath” following an Iraqi state dinner in honor of Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne?
Uday Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti (Arabic: ???? ????? ???????) (18 June 1964 22 July 2003) was the eldest son of Saddam Hussein by his first wife, Sajida Talfah, and the brother of Qusay Hussein. Uday was seen, for several years, as the likely successor to his father, but lost the place as heir apparent to Qusay due to injuries he sustained in an assassination attempt, his increasingly erratic behavior, and his troubled relationship with the family.
His reputed actions include multiple allegations of rape, murder and torture (including of Iraqi Olympic athletes and the national football team). He was several times imprisoned, exiled and received a nominal death sentence by his father’s regime.
Following the United States-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was killed alongside his brother and nephew Mustapha by Task Force 20 after a three-hour gunfight in Mosul.
Uday, the psychopathic playboy, and Qusay, the cold, calculating and ruthless heir apparent, summed up the two sides of Saddam’s Iraq. In a well-documented incident in 1988, Uday managed to cause a major diplomatic upset. He beat one of his father’s aides to death in the middle of an official reception, attended by a host of distinguished guests including Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.