posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 08:03 PM
a reply to: starwarsisreal
I'm trying to post from memory but 1959 an educationalist (whatever that is) was in the US to study their methods of teaching, by the name of Sayeed
He hated the supposed decadence and decided to treat it as a disease. This disease is so insidious you don't even know you've got it, only a 'proper'
muslim could tell. He formulated his own version of hard-line Islamism and on his return to Egypt started to spread his ideas and form a group of like
minded people. He saw the western influence as a blight on the middle east
He got into trouble, was imprisoned and tortured by guards allegedly trained by the CIA. This only served to harden his resolve.
His followers continued to meet in secret.
They let him out. BIG mistake. He continued to spread the word and gained a following which was a threat to government and , eventually, was arrested
with a load of others. He ended up being executed but a young boy by the name Ayaad Alzawihiri (yeah, him. But check spelling sorry) took up the
mantle and the ideology spread through him.
So. Prior to that the Islamic world was probably pretty cool for most.
The full story is on a series of films called The Power of Nightmares. Its in three parts and charts the history of radical Islam from Qtubs
inception of the ideology and the reaction of the Neo-Cons in the states. Then through the first Afghan troubles to the Iraq war. I've got it on DVD
but I'll bet its on you tube.
Sorry I can't give a link from this phone but I don't think its hard to find. Part one explains the very beginning of all this.
If Nasser had executed Qtub just a few years earlier we might not have ended up with what's going on now. It doesn't paint a particularly flattering
picture of the war for profit Neo-Cons either. Its a good documentary and well worth a watch if you want to see how all this started.
Apologies for any errors above but I haven't slept.