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The Sayyid Qutb Reader: Selected Writings on Politics, Religion, and Society

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Anyone who wants to understand what militant Muslims think has to understand what they read--and they read Sayyid Qutb, the intellectual father of Islamic fundamentalism. Qutb, an Egyptian literary critic and philosopher who was appalled by American decadence, gained prominence in the Muslim Brotherhood, was imprisoned by Nasser, and hanged in 1966. Through his death and p ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published July 2nd 2007 by Routledge (first published June 30th 2007)
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Phoenix
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics, middle-east
Radicalized Islam: Contemporary Origins

The Introduction outlines Qutb's position in society, as child of a connected middle class family, though a bit of a recluse, with a bachelors in education and a Masters from the University of Colorado and a interest in modern secular literature and poetry. The connection to the United States might surprise some, but it serves as a basis for Qutb's revulsion towards the West. Links between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Free Officers revolution tha
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Sara-Maria Sorentino
i'm finding it difficult to rate this book. i re-read much of roxanne euben's book 'enemy in the mirror' alongside, which is a good companion for those attempting to understand what it means to be a situated interpreter of qutb's work.
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I really liked reading this book. I think it makes things a bit clearer around Qutbism and leaves some space for analysis as well. Easy to read and enjoyable.
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