April 16, 2007

Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb’s relation with the Brothers grew in the early 1950s when he regularly contributed to their publications, including al-Da`wah (The Call) and al Muslimun (The Muslims). In those publications, he developed a harsh criticism against the British occupation of Egypt. He even called Muslims to form Kata’ib al-fida’ (Sacrifice Battalions) to fight the British. After publishing in the Muslim Brothers publications, he became a supporter of the movement once they fought guerrilla warfare in the Suez Canal area against the British in 1951. Finally, he joined the movement and became its leading ideologue.

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