Help me remember an influential Islamic text about the US in the 1920s
December 22, 2013 2:28 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember details about a book written about the US in the 1920s from the perspective of a visiting fundamental Muslim. The book, from my memory, was influential in the progress of fundamental Islamism (and later terrorism) as the book described the jazz age, black people, women's sexuality, etc. in a very bad light. Strangely Google isn't helping me with this. Thanks!
posted by reductiondesign to Religion & Philosophy (3 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Sayid Qutb wrote an essay like this called "The America I have Seen" but I think it was published in 1951. It's horrifying and fascinating!
posted by jeb at 2:33 PM on December 22, 2013

Best answer: Sayyid Qutb's visit to the US?
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:33 PM on December 22, 2013

Response by poster: That's it! Thanks again.
posted by reductiondesign at 2:48 PM on December 22, 2013

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