The Rumbling Volcano
On Friday, February 26, 1993, an explosion rocked the foundation of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Egyptian Islamic Fundamentalism was suspected by the FBI. On 9/11 the World Trade Center was attacked again. What are the roots of Islamic Fundamentalism? What do we know about the history of the Muslim Brotherhood? Who is Sayid Qutb and what is his connection to the United States?
Based on his dissertation, Dr. Jabbour has written this book on Islamic Fundamentalism in Egypt. Eighty percent of his references were from Muslim sources in Arabic. While studying for his doctorate, Dr. Jabbour lived in Cairo, Egypt, known as the intellectual capital of Islam. Furthermore, other than Khomeini (Iran), Mawdoudi (Pakistan), and Abdul Wahab (Saudi Arabia), most of the Islamic Fundamentalist pillars in the twentieth century were Egyptians. Osama Bin Laden was trained and recruited to Fundamentalism by Egyptians and Palestinians who had their roots in the "Muslim Brotherhood" of Egypt. Ayman Zawahiri, who succeeded Bin Laden as the leader of al Qa'eda, is an Egyptian physician. This book is required reading by all students of Dr. Jabbour at the seminaries where he teaches. (The book cover shows the overflow of mosques on Fridays. The mosques are packed with worshippers so the streets around the mosques are emptied from cars and mats are placed in those streets so that men can use that space to pray. It looks like they did not find the owner of the VW).