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05 December 2013

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IIUC, the broad movements that are called "Salafi" are actually reactionary revolutionaries. It is a mistake to just classify them as "ultra-conservatives", because they very much want to change the current state of affairs radically - to replace it with a re-imagined version of the past (a point that Razib Khan has been making several times:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/07/still-not-understanding-the-nature-of-affairs/ )

For all his philosophy, I'm wondering how much of Qutub's views of the West can simply be explained by the well-known "W-curve" phenomenon of foreign students coming into a new culture :

http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/International-Students/Study-work--more/Culture-Shock/A-model-of-Culture-Shock/

Looks like he just left the West while at the bottom of the second "V".

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