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Sayed Qutb

Sayed Qutb (9th October 1906 in Musha - executed on 29th August 1966), important theoretician of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

He first received a religious and then a modernist education before starting his career in the Ministry of Public Instruction. From 1948 to 1951 he was in America on a scholarship to study the educational system. What he saw in America, its morals, and especially the free conduct of its women, so shocked him that he wrote a book in denunciation of what he took for paganism. Resigning from the civil service he became the most persuasive publicist of the Muslim Brotherhood .