[lit-ideas] Re: Ideology vs Experience

  • From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:34:43 -0700

Surely I've responded to all these things.  It isn't merely ideology, but on
the other hand it could not exist without ideology.  As it happens it is
this particular ideology, the ideology of Sayyid Qutb, that most of the
Islamists have embraced.  Since you haven't read Sayyid Qutb you couldn't
know, apparently, that if one embraces Qutb, then one embraces his "response
to experiences and perceptions in the real world" as he understood them.  





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On Behalf Of Simon Ward
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:23 PM
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Subject: [lit-ideas] Ideology vs Experience


Recently, Lawrence sidestepped this issue, so I thought I'd try again.


The issue: Is Islamic Terrorism merely a question of ideology, or is it also
a response to experiences and perceptions in the real world?


To place the question within the context of our recent discussions, the
issue resolves around whether war on Iraq has led to less or more Islamic
terrorism. Lawrence argues for less. Others, including myself, argue for


Whilst there is further evidence to bring to the discussion, I'd like to ask
Lawrence to state clearly that he agrees with the outline of the issue as it
is laid out. If not, what exactly he believes the issue to be.





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