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IsocEd Lecture Series: Sayed Qutb: Godfather of Islamic Terror?


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Join ISoc and PhD Student Josef Linhoff this Friday 23rd March as we learn about the life and legacy of one of the most controversial and influential figures in modern Islamic history.

Sayyid Qutb (1906 - 1966) is arguably one of the most contentious Muslim figures of the 20th century.
He has been called the 'godfather of Islamic terror' on account of his
influence upon later groups like Al-Qaeda. But who is the real Qutb?
And to what extent have his ideas been used or abused by later
readers? From a secular poet to a leading member of the Muslim
Brotherhood in Egypt, from a close government adviser to a political
prisoner in 1950's - 60's Egypt, Qutb has much to teach us about 20th century Egyptian, Arab and Islamic history.
The event will take place in Room 2 of the Edinburgh University Chaplaincy