Wednesday, March 26, 2003


Read Paul Berman's interesting essay, The Philosopher of Islamic Terror. [Via Winds of Change.NET.] You have to sign up for a free account @ the New York Times Magazine web site, but I think it is worth the time to do it. Sayyid Qutb is the philosopher of militant Islam. Here is a quote:

"You are meant to suppose that a true reader of Sayyid Qutb is someone who, in the degree that he properly digests Qutb's message, will act on what has been digested. And action may well bring on a martyr's death. To read is to glide forward toward death; and gliding toward death means you have understood what you are reading."

Here is another interesting article: Among the Bourgeoisophobes. Why the Europeans and Arabs, each in their own way, hate America and Israel. By David Brooks. [Via Armed Liberal.] Here is an excerpt:

"Sayyid Qutb, who is one of the intellectual heroes of the Islamic extremists, toured America between 1948 and 1950. He found a world of jazz, football, movies, cars, and people obsessed with lawn maintenance. It was a land, he wrote, "hollow and full of contradictions, defects and evils.""

Read Edwin A. Locke's editorial, Radical Islam's Assault on Human Life.

Related: my post, HATE, FAITH & FORCE.