Would the world be a different place if Sayyid Qutb had been more comfortable with women?
The appearance of the Muslim Brotherhood in the recent demonstrations in Egypt is a worrisome development for Westerners in the region, Christian Arabs, the safety of the Suez Canal, Israel and the state of the world in general.
Sayyid Qutb was an Egyptian writer, poet and philosopher. He was the mind and voice of the Egytian Muslim Brotherhood in the 50s and 60s. He was executed in the mid sixties for plotting to kill Egyptian officials and politicians.
He is one of the inspirations for the Islamist movement.
Some scholars believe that without Qutb, there would be no Al Quaida, such was the influence of his ideas.
He spent time in America studying. One of his many observations while in the US was this description of American women;
“the American girl is well acquainted with her body’s seductive capacity. She knows it lies in the face, and in expressive eyes, and thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round breasts, the full buttocks, and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs — and she shows all this and does not hide it”
Clearly, this guy had what we might today call “issues” regarding women.
If he had liked women, do you think the world would have been a safer place?