Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sayyid Qutb

I think it is awesome that Republican candidates for president are name-dropping dead Muslim philosophers:
[Huckabee:] ... and Governor Romney mentioned Sayyid Qutb, executed in Egypt in 1966. He is one of the major philosophers behind this. And the fact is, there is nothing about our attacking them that prompts this. They are prompted by the fact they believe that they must establish a worldwide caliphate that has nothing to do with us other than we live and breathe and their intention is to destroy us.
Candidates should know this type of thing - and Americans should be aware as well.

Some background on Sayyid Qutb is here, some of his writings are on Google Books; the full debate transcript is here.

3 comments:

barnzo said...

will u post one of those leader board things? bpf

Chops said...

You mean the Chatter Rankings? I did those a few days ago... scroll down.

Google News doesn't purge items quickly enough for me to do the Rankings every week, even if I wanted to.

Also, check out Pollster.com for lots of recent polls.

SolShine7 said...

I remember hearing about him in a documentary I watched.