The Power of Nightmares Part 1

It turns out that the roots of today’s Islamic fundamentalism and modern perceptions of concepts such as jihad can be traced back to Sayyid Qutb’s stay in Greeley, Colorado of all places.

Table of contents for The Power of Nightmares

  1. The Power of Nightmares Part 1
  2. The Power of Nightmares Part 2
  3. The Power of Nightmares Part 3

It turns out that the roots of today’s Islamic fundamentalism and modern perceptions of concepts such as jihad can be traced back to Sayyid Qutb’s stay in Greeley, Colorado of all places.

The BBC have produced an astounding three part documentary on the illusion of terror in political power. Episode one details the Neoconservatism movement in the US as influenced by Leo Strauss and Islamic fundamentalism as influenced by Qutb.

A profound and commendable documentary.

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UPDATE: You can save it in your Netflix queue. It’s not available yet.