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  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial

    04/28/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | MAGGIE MICHAEL and MAMDOUH THABET
    Among those convicted and sentenced to death on Monday was Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's spiritual guide. If his sentence is confirmed, it would make him the most senior Brotherhood figure sentenced to death since one of the group's leading ideologues, Sayed Qutb, was sentenced and executed in 1966. In announcing the 683 death sentences for violence and the killing of policemen, Judge Said Youssef on Monday also said he was referring his ruling to the Grand Mufti, the nation's top Islamic official — a requirement under Egyptian law, but one that is considered a formality. It does, however, give a...
  • Napolitano’s New Adviser Supports Al Qaeda Hero

    10/28/2010 11:56:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watcxh ^ | October 27, 2010
    In the Obama Administration’s latest move to bond with Muslims, a strong supporter of a radical Islamist theologian and a renowned jihadist ideologue has been sworn in as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proudly announced this month that she swore in three new members of her new Advisory Council, a panel comprised of local government officials, academics and private citizens who make recommendations and advise her on a variety of issues relating to national security.Among its new members is Mohamed Elibiary, a backer of the Ayatollah Khomeini and a...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Said Qutb on the Arts in America (Muslim B'hood Founder on 'Negro Music')

    12/27/2011 8:23:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    The Hudson Institute ^ | 1951 | Said Qutb (translated by Daniel Burns
    Said Qutb: On the Arts in America The American is primitive in his artistic taste, both in what he enjoys as art and in his own artistic works. “Jazz” music is his music of choice. This is that music that the Negroes invented to satisfy their primitive inclinations, as well as their desire to be noisy on the one hand and to excite bestial tendencies on the other. The American’s intoxication in “jazz” music does not reach its full completion until the music is accompanied by singing that is just as coarse and obnoxious as the music itself. Meanwhile, the...
  • Prepare For Darker Mideast

    12/22/2011 8:17:39 PM PST · by edpc · 8 replies
    YNet ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Giulio Meotti
    In Tunisia, the country that had the highest percentage of mini-skirts in the Arab world, Islamism got 40% of the vote. In Morocco, which was once considered a pillar of Arab secularism, the Islamists won 30%. Meanwhile, some 70% of Egypt’s new Parliament is in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and the salafists, who praised Osama bin Laden last April. In Libya, Islamic law supporters and former al-Qaeda bosses took power after Gaddafi’s fall. The Syrian National Council, the opposition group to Assad’s rule, has 19 members: 15 Islamists, 2 Christians and 2 Druze.
  • Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences [UK]

    12/13/2011 10:14:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    WEST MIDLANDS POLICE - UK ^ | December 12, 2011; Updated December 13, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/press-release.asp?id=2915 Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences 12 December 2011 Updated: 13 December 2011 A bookshop owner from Birmingham has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing and distributing terrorist publications, following a nine-week trial at Kingston Crown Court. A jury yesterday (Monday 12) found the 32-year-old Ahmed Faraz guilty of seven counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and four counts of possession of information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing for an act of terrorism. Seven other similar charges will lie on...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • [Re: MB's fascism] 'The roots of Islamic terrorism' (From the IHT 2005)

    02/01/2011 6:33:46 AM PST · by Righting · 7 replies
    International Herald Tribune ^ | July, 2005 | Phillip Blond and Adrian Pabst
    The roots of Islamic terrorism By Phillip Blond and Adrian Pabst International Herald Tribune THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2005 LONDONFundamentalism and fascism Most commentators argue that Islamic terrorism is a fanatical perversion of Islam which deviates from its true teachings. They call for a Western-style modernization of the Muslim world, hoping thereby that radical Islam will be tamed. This analysis misses the point. The nature of the terrorist threat is unambiguously Islamic and is not so much a deviation from Muslim tradition as an appeal to it. Al Qaeda's ideology draws on two traditions to legitimize itself: one classical, the other...
  • Islam's Nowhere Men

    05/11/2010 5:02:08 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 360+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 10, 2010 | Fouad Ajami
    'A Muslim has no nationality except his belief," the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb's "children" are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and plot against them. The Pakistani born Faisal Shahzad is a devotee of Sayyid Qutb's doctrine, and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, was another. Qutb was executed by the secular dictatorship of Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1966. But his thoughts and legacy endure. Globalization, the shaking up of continents, the ease of travel, and the doors for immigration flung wide open by Western liberal societies...
  • Out With Brother Yousef, in with Abdullah as-Sayf Jones

    12/15/2009 2:41:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 483+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN - blog ^ | December 14, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    Note: Videos included at link. “Out With Brother Yousef, in with Abdullah as-Sayf Jones”
  • Feds: Sudbury man planned terror attacks on malls

    10/21/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 2,831+ views
    My Fox Boston ^ | 10/21/09 | Mike Levine
    BOSTON - A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans — in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps — were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna worked with the men from 2001 to May 2008 on the...
  • "Brotherhood" Invited To Obama Speech By U.S.

    06/03/2009 1:58:44 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 159 replies · 6,340+ views
    The Alantic ^ | 06/03/09 | Marc Ambinder
    A sign that the Obama administration is willing to publicly challenge Egypt's commitment to parliamentary democracy: various Middle Eastern news sources report that the administration insisted that at least 10 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's chief opposition party, be allowed to attend his speech in Cairo on Thursday. The brotherhood is a Salafist/ Islamist party with branches in many countries, and it does not have a reputation for liberalism and has supported violent campaigns against Israel (and Egypt's own government). It has deep roots in the region and traces its intellectual lineage to Sayyid Qutb, a top American-educated...
  • Is It All About Britney?

    05/22/2009 4:49:49 PM PDT · by rmlew · 9 replies · 659+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2009 | Mona Charen
    In his book "The Enemy at Home," Dinesh D'Souza shows little patience with the leftists who reacted to 9/11 by declaring that America had it coming. And yet, his book is a variant on that theme. It was our cultural decadence, our foul popular movies, music and pornography, D'Souza argues, that enraged traditional Muslims worldwide and moved some to violence. D'Souza is a thoughtful and interesting writer, and many of his observations about the cultural left worldwide, and particularly about the dismaying state of popular culture in America, got vigorous head nods from conservative readers. D'Souza summarizes episodes from a...
  • CAIR caught selling Jihadist & anti-Judeo-Christian books to public (video)

    04/18/2009 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 941+ views
    youtube.com ^ | April 17, 2009
    The Council on American Islamic Relations CAIR is caught red handed selling Sayyid Qutb (the father of Jihad) books and anti-Judeo-Christian material which state that those who wrote the Bible should "burn in hell for blasphemy."
  • The Democrats' 'Soft' Jihadist

    08/25/2008 12:22:25 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 August 08 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    On Sunday, Democratic delegates convening in Denver were prayed over by representatives of various faiths. One stood out: Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. With this choice, Barak Obama's campaign has committed a strategic error of the first order. After all, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has been identified by the Department of Justice not only as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood – a global Islamist movement with the stated mission in America of "destroying Western civilization from within." Worse yet, it has also been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the United...
  • Menino's mosque

    11/19/2008 7:48:54 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,039+ views
    THE PHOENIX.com ^ | November 19, 2008 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
  • The Sayyid Qutb Reader

    09/11/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 8 replies · 990+ views
    Routledge Publishing ^ | Aug., 2008 | Albert Bergesen, ed.
    The Sayyid Qutb Reader Selected Writings on Politics, Religion, and Society Edited by Albert J. Bergesen Routledge, 2008 0415954258 (paperback; $34.95) 041595424X (hardback; $135.00) Preface It has been said that perhaps no writer has occupied so central a place within the universe of political Islam in the second half of the twentieth century as Egypt's Sayyid Qutb, and if one wants to understand the mind of radical Muslims, one needs to know what they read, or have read, and they read Sayyid Qutb. In general, his work has been divided into three periods. The earliest (1920-1947) centers on more literary...
  • Al Qaeda calls on nonwhites to join the jihad against the West

    05/14/2007 8:57:10 PM PDT · by rmlew · 13 replies · 732+ views
    View From the Right ^ | May 10, 2007 | Lawrence Auster
    One of the reasons my writings would tend to be seen as "racist" in contemporary terms is that I don't speak only of defending "America," I sometimes, depending on context, speak of defending "white America"; and I don't speak just of my fear for the future of "Western civilization," I also speak of my concern for "white Western civilization." The racial character of European and British civilization and its overseas extensions is simply a historic fact. Without the white race and its distinct sub-groups and their particular characteristics and cultures, there would have been no Greece, there would have been...
  • Jihadi Chic - “Bridge-Building Between the Left and Islam"

    05/14/2007 7:44:04 PM PDT · by XR7 · 14 replies · 743+ views
    NationalReview ^ | 5/14/07 | Jonah Goldberg
    At the annual Cairo antiwar conference in Egypt, the hot panel discussion this year was “Bridge-Building Between the Left and Islam.” John Rees, a British Trotskyite, observed: “Where else can you sit down in a single evening and listen to senior people from Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, people from the revolutionary left and the antiwar movement from around the globe?” Gosh, it sounds great. I’m just sorry I missed the rollicking game of Pictionary between the Castroites and the jihadis afterwards. Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, recently reported in the New York Sun...
  • There Is No God but Politics (Dalyrmple on the nexus of Marxism and Islamism)

    05/11/2007 8:44:41 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies · 721+ views
    New English Review ^ | May, 2007 | Theodore Dalrymple
    There Is No God but Politics by Theodore Dalrymple (May 2007) In my youth (in which I include my early adulthood), I read a lot of philosophy. In those days, I picked up books of metaphysics with an excitement that I cannot now recapture, and that completely mystifies me, indeed seems to me faintly ridiculous. I still cannot quite make up my mind, however, whether or not I wasted my time. After all, I was a medical student, not someone training to be an intellectual. I doubt that philosophy made me a better person, let alone a better doctor, but...
  • The World Since 9/11, in Detail and Sorrow

    04/16/2007 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Valin · 8 replies · 2,433+ views
    Islamdaily.net ^ | 44/16/07 | Alessandra Stanley
    Apparently, a church dance in Greeley, Colo., led to 9/11. In 1948 Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptian writer who became the father of the radical Islamist movement, was sent to the United States to temper his contempt for the West. What he saw over two years — postwar consumerism, suburban lawns, men and women dancing “breast to breast” — only further inflamed his conviction that the West was the enemy of Islam and doomed. Mr. Qutb went on to work up a pseudospiritual justification of Islamic terrorism that inspired and emboldened many, including Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri....
  • Greeley's al-Qaeda connections make headlines around the world

    08/19/2006 5:49:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 2,747+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 8/19/06 | Mike Peters
    Many people believe you couldn't have found a more conservative, religious and docile town in America than Greeley in 1949. There were many churches, and no bars or liquor stores allowed in town. But a six-month stay here in Greeley by an Egyptian student in 1949 made him so angry that he wrote books to express his anti-American diatribe. His name was Sayyid Qutb (SIGH-yid KUH tahb) and he became one of the founders of Islamic terrorism. Television specials, literary magazines, stories in major newspapers, thousands of blogs and now a new book have noted Greeley's influence on the man...
  • Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque

    02/08/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2004 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe
    Sheik Jamal Said stood before the packed mosque and worked the crowd like an auctioneer. Speaking Arabic, the prayer leader asked for a donation of $10,000. No one responded. He asked for $5,000, and three men raised their hands. < SNIP> The recipient of the worshipers' generosity was Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist accused by the U.S. government of aiding terrorists. And the prayer leader's passionate appeal is a reflection of the ascendancy of Muslim hard-liners at the mosque, one of the most outspoken and embattled in the U.S. The mosque did not become this way without a struggle. Relying...
  • Sheik Hilali praises Iraq jihadists ( uncovered meat mufti )

    10/29/2006 11:04:34 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 673+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 30, 2006 | Richard Kerbaj
    TAJ Din al-Hilali has praised militant jihadists in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling them men of the highest order for fighting against coalition forces - which include Australian soldiers - to "liberate" their homelands... The revelation comes as a neighbouring cleric from Sydney's Bankstown accused Sheik Hilali of supporting military Islamic jihad against the West and called on imams from around the country to band together to force the mufti to step down. As John Howard and Kim Beazley called for Muslims to act against Sheik Hilali, Jamal Rifi, from the Australian Muslim Doctors Against Violence, pleaded with the mufti: "Please...
  • Mufti praises terror guru

    10/28/2006 9:07:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 29 October 2006 | Lincoln Wright
    SHEIK Taj el-Din el-Hilaly, Australia's leading Muslim cleric, supports Islamic fundamentalists fighting wars with suicide bombers and terror. Sheikh el-Hilaly admires Egyptian writer and cleric Sayyid Qutb -- the founder of violent Islamic fundamentalism and spiritual guru to al-Qaida. Qutb was also mentor to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the brains of al-Qaida and lieutenant to Osama bin Laden. Zawahiri's uncle was Qutb's lawyer and a close family friend. Sheikh el-Hilaly made his feelings known in a radio interview this month. And another Sydney Muslim cleric, Ibrahim el-Shafie, of the Bankstown mosque, said he heard el-Hilaly preach that Qutb was a great leader...
  • THE LOOMING TOWER

    10/11/2006 5:44:53 AM PDT · by 7thson · 18 replies · 1,102+ views
    I started reading The Looming Tower two days ago and so far, I have read fifty-one pages. My impressions so far - So far, an excellent narrative. These people are insane! And what is worse is we - the United States, the West, et al - attempt to deal with these people from a rational, Western, Christian point of view. It isn't working and it will never work. They have to be cut down like mad dogs. The people who start or lead these destructive idealogies, all seem to be cut from the same cloth. Social misfits who find it...
  • Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism

    10/10/2006 12:06:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | July 15, 2005 | Trevor Stanley
    NVM: Modules     Volume 3, Issue 14 (July 15, 2005) | Download PDF Version Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism By Trevor Stanley The phenomenon of Islamic terrorism cannot be adequately explained as the export of Saudi Wahhabism, as many commentators claim. In fact, the ideological heritage of groups such as al-Qaeda is Salafism, a movement that began in Egypt and was imported into Saudi society during the reign of King Faisal. The official ‘Wahhabi’ religion of Saudi Arabia has essentially merged with certain segments of Salafism. There is now intense competition between groups and individual scholars...
  • The Long Bloody History of Islamic Terrorism - (Must read! history doesn't lie! It's us or them!)

    07/16/2005 12:44:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 11,047+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 16, 2005 | BARBARA J. STOCK
    The Sunday morning pundits preach that the terrorist attacks around the world continue because American troops remain in Iraq. These so-called “experts” claim that Iraq is a training ground for attacks in Europe and America. Have these armchair-terror-experts forgotten the 50-year Islamic training ground called Israel? These “experts” also seem to believe that this split between so-called “moderate” Muslims and the Islamic terrorists is something new. These “experts” have missed the mark by about 1300 hundred years. The present Islamic terrorists are a result of the split within Islam between Muslims who wish to live in the 21st century, secular...
  • Reform, Reprogram, Reset: Islam's Fifth Stage? (Interesting muslim perspective)

    10/02/2006 3:18:27 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 17 replies · 745+ views
    desicritics.org ^ | 10/2/2006 | Yasmin Amin
    In my last fiq'h class the professor explained the development and evolvement of Muslim thoughts with regard to fiq'h and arriving at a useful and workable methodology to be used. He identified 4 stages which are as follows: Stage 1 - The time of the four rightful Caliphs when the sahaba (companions) mainly practiced shura (consultation) Stage 2 - Afterwards by the end of the first century of Hijra, different schools were established in various cities, which also used shura to arrive at a local ijma (consensus) Stage 3 - Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafie (or in short Imam...
  • Sayyid Qutb's "Milestones"

    09/28/2006 8:53:07 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 36 replies · 4,718+ views
    Gems of Islamism ^ | 6/27/2005 | Elmer Swenson
    Sayyid Qutb's MilestonesEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Sayyid Qutb's Milestones, But Couldn't Be Bothered to Find Out Elmer Swenson 1. Introduction: Who is Sayyid Qutb, and what's so special about his book Milestones, aka Signposts? 2. Qutb and the Muslim Community 3. Qutb and Shari'ah Law, the Islamic Vanguard and Slavery 4. Qutb on Sex, Women and the Family 5. Qutb on Politics: Progressive Islam, Nationalism, Democracy, Socialism 6. Qutb on Politics: Racial Equality and Freedom 7. Qutb and non-Muslims: The West 8. Qutb and non-Muslims: Christians, Jews and Freedom of Religion 9. Qutb and Peaceful Co-Existance with...
  • Mark Steyn: The church dance that snowballed

    09/21/2006 7:11:39 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 49 replies · 3,171+ views
    Macleans ^ | 09/21/06 | Mark Steyn
    A masterful new work on al-Qaeda and 9/11 explains how a loser cult has metastasized On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, U.S. and Afghan troops in "eastern Afghanistan" -- a vague delineated land that doesn't necessarily stop at the Pakistani border -- captured a man called Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Who? Well, he was the head of Hezb-i-Islami -- or, latterly, one faction of it. And for a while he was prime minister of Afghanistan, and an opponent of the Taliban, and then an ally of the Taliban. And in recent years he's been Iran's Mister Big in the Hindu Kush. He's...
  • The West's choice : Courage or collapse

    09/13/2006 11:15:23 PM PDT · by TheMole · 18 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Monday, September 11, 2006 | Robert Sibley
    WEST ORANGE, New Jersey -- The park is green and quiet. Pathways curve around lawns bordered by rosebushes, daisies and boxwood. Dogwoods shade the grass. A nice place, you think, for a Sunday picnic or an afternoon's stroll. And the view is spectacular, well worth the hour-long drive from New York City. From Lookout Point atop Eagle Rock Reservation, you can see New York City 25 kilometres away, the spiky skyline stretching across the horizon. On a clear day, you can make out the Empire State Building. You can see why George Washington set up an observation post here to monitor...
  • The Truth about the Muslim Brotherhood

    06/16/2006 5:09:33 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 16 June 2006 | Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen
    On October 28, 2005,[1] President George W. Bush denounced IslamoFascist movements that call for a “violent and political vision: the establishment, by terrorism, subversion and insurgency, of a totalitarian empire that denies all political and religious freedom.” The Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimun)[2] also known as the Ikhwan is a good example of what the President described and what he must protect us against. The Muslim Brotherhood (“MB”) organization describes itself as a political and social revolutionary movement; it was founded in March 1928 in Egypt by Hassan al-Banna, who objected to Western influence and called for return to an original...
  • Militant Islam invades school curriculum

    02/24/2006 9:55:16 AM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 1,450+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 25, 2006 | Bernard Lane
    A RADICAL Muslim thinker who inspired al-Qa'ida is being served up as subject matter for high school students in NSW. Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptian militant hanged in 1966 but still a powerful influence on violent Islamists, and the Pakistani fundamentalist Sayyid Maududi are the only two modern Muslim thinkers on a revised syllabus for studies of religion. Experts this week condemned the prominence of political Islam in the new syllabus, and especially the inclusion of Qutb. "I am surprised and dismayed that the NSW religion syllabus narrows modern Islamic thinkers to its totalitarians," said Daniel Pipes, whose US-based Middle East...
  • Death of a Terror Lobby--Why is the hate-group that laid the foundation for CAIR gone?

    02/03/2006 7:18:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 2,401+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 3, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    On Wednesday, January 18, I received an e-mail from someone identifying himself as “Ahmed.” He wrote to me that he was a “Muslim activist” and that he wanted me to come on his radio show to discuss my work, or, in his words, “to give [my] side of the story.” In doing a simple web search on his e-mail address, it turned out that this individual was none other than the Director of Communications for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ahmed Rehab. While I didn’t know his motives in contacting me, I had recalled when...
  • A Lesson In Hate

    02/19/2006 10:35:46 AM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1,541+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | February 2006 | David Von Drehle
    How an Egyptian student came to study 1950s America and left determined to wage holy war ___ Before Sayyid Qutb became a leading theorist of violent jihad, he was a little-known Egyptian writer sojourning in the United States, where he attended a small teachers college on the Great Plains. Greeley, Colorado, circa 1950 was the last place one might think to look for signs of American decadence. Its wide streets were dotted with churches, and there wasn’t a bar in the whole temperate town. But the courtly Qutb (COO-tub) saw things that others did not. He seethed at the brutishness...
  • The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Part One

    01/30/2006 4:20:37 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 14 replies · 597+ views
    MidEast Web ^ | 18 August 1988
    In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah "Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah. And if they who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are...
  • The New Bolsheviks: Understanding Al Qaeda

    11/17/2005 1:25:30 PM PST · by Buzwardo · 14 replies · 782+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/16/05 | Frederick W. Kagan
    Victory in war, and particularly in counterinsurgency wars, requires knowing one’s enemy. This simple truth, first stated by Sun Tsu more than two millennia ago, is no less important in the war on terrorism today. It has become almost common wisdom, however, that America today faces an enemy of a new kind, using unprecedented techniques and pursuing incomprehensible goals. But this enemy is not novel. Once the peculiar rhetoric is stripped away, the enemy America faces is a familiar one indeed. The revolutionary vision that undergirds al Qaeda’s ideology, the strategy it is pursuing, and the strategic debates occurring within...
  • How a bad U.S. visit influenced ‘Osama’s brain’

    10/07/2005 3:15:11 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 59 replies · 2,358+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11:36 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2005 | Daniel Strieff
    Four years after President Bush launched a war to oust Osama bin Laden from his hideout in Afghanistan, many are mystified how a polite son of a millionaire construction magnate in Saudi Arabia could turn into the world’s most wanted terrorist. According to many experts, a clue may lie in the life and works of Sayyid Qutb, an Islamic ideologue who was radicalized after an overwhelmingly negative experience in the United States and later imprisoned and executed by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s regime in Egypt in 1966...Qutb’s journey to radicalism started in 1948 when the Egyptian government sent the young school...
  • 9-11 Commission Recognizes Modern Source of Islamist Ideology (Sayyid Qutb)

    07/23/2004 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 852+ views
    9-11 Commission ^ | 7/22/2004 | 9-11 Commission
    From Chapter 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism Bin Ladin also relies heavily on the Egyptian writer Sayyid Qutb. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood11 executed in 1966 on charges of attempting to overthrow the government, Qutb mixed Islamic scholarship with a very superficial acquaintance with Western history and thought. Sent by the Egyptian government to study in the United States in the late 1940s, Qutb returned with an enormous loathing of Western society and history. He dismissed Western achievements as entirely material, arguing that Western society possesses “nothing that will satisfy its own conscience and justify its existence.”12...
  • Let Freedom Ring

    07/01/2004 5:09:54 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 5 replies · 289+ views
    tothesource.org ^ | June 30, 2004 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Dear Concerned Citizen, What stands out about the Islamic militant’s critique of America is its refreshing clarity. Painful though it is to admit, they aren’t entirely wrong. They charge that America is a society obsessed with material gain, and who will deny this? They condemn the West as an atheistic civilization, and while they may be wrong about the extent of religious belief and practice, they are right that in the West religion has little sway over the public arena, and the West seems to have generated more unbelief than any other civilization in world history. They are disgusted by...
  • “Islamic Revivalist” (A "Follow-up" To NYT Article "The Philosopher of Islamic Terror")

    03/26/2003 7:52:51 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies · 2,889+ views
    n/a | unpublished (written in Spring 2002) | Pyro7480
    “Islamic Revivalist” Sayyid Qutb and His Influence on Modern Islamic Fundamentalism Introduction In the mid-20th century, Islamic fundamentalism emerged as a major movement in the Middle East. It had its ideological roots in the works of nineteenth century Islamic modernist thinkers such as Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Muhammed Abduh, and Rashid Rida, who laid the philosophical framework for modern Islamic fundamentalist movements. These thinkers agreed that Islam was in decline, and called for change to reinvigorate their religion, and cope with the influence of the European powers that had begun to colonize traditionally Muslim lands during the first half of the...
  • Sayyid Qutb and the resurrgence of Islamic antiquity

    03/24/2003 7:30:52 PM PST · by Greg Swann · 7 replies · 513+ views
    presenceofmind.net ^ | March 24, 2003 | Greg Swann
    Sayyid Qutb and the resurrgence of Islamic antiquity by Greg Swann This is from a huge and very detail-packed article in the New York Times Magazine about Sayyid Qutb, the Koranic philosopher who, more than anyone else, is the founder of Islamic fundamentalism. The most radical of the Pan-Arabists openly admired the Nazis and pictured their proposed new caliphate as a racial victory of the Arabs over all other ethnic groups. Qutb and the Islamists, by way of contrast, pictured the resurrected caliphate as a theocracy, strictly enforcing shariah, the legal code of the Koran. The Islamists and the Pan-Arabists had...
  • The Philosopher of Islamic Terror

    03/23/2003 12:16:19 PM PST · by homeagain balkansvet · 37 replies · 1,036+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | 23 March 2003 | PAUL BERMAN
    Al Qaeda has broader [philosophical] roots [than we imagine]. The organization was created in the late 1980's by an affiliation of three armed factions -- And at the heart of [radical Islam’s] single school of thought stood, until his execution in 1966, a philosopher named Sayyid Qutb -- the intellectual hero of every one of the groups that eventually went into Al Qaeda, their Karl Marx (to put it that way), their guide. Qutb (pronounced KUH-tahb) wrote a book called ''Milestones,'' and that book was cited at his trial, which gave it immense publicity, especially after its author was hanged....
  • The Philosopher of Islamic Terror

    03/22/2003 4:33:58 AM PST · by aculeus · 50 replies · 1,624+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | March 23, 2003 | PAUL BERMAN
    In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, many people anticipated a quick and satisfying American victory over Al Qaeda. The terrorist army was thought to be no bigger than a pirate ship, and the newly vigilant police forces of the entire world were going to sink the ship with swift arrests and dark maneuvers. Al Qaeda was driven from its bases in Afghanistan. Arrests and maneuvers duly occurred and are still occurring. Just this month, one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants was nabbed in Pakistan. Police agents, as I write, seem to be hot on the trail of bin...