In the ’50s and ’60s, Islamist radical and theorist Sayyid Qutb cultivated and trained a generation of Muslim radicals who would sow the seeds of ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Fawaz A. Gerges is professor of international relations and Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle East Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. InHe is the author, most recently, of Making the Arab World, as well as several other acclaimed books, including ISIS: A History, The New Middle East, and The Far Enemy.
His new papers showed bin Laden recognized the gravity of the loss of Muslim opinion. By Fawaz A. Gerges.