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Muslim Brotherhood Ideologue, Sayyid Qutb, was a Free Mason

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The Egyptian historian, Helmi Nimnim has just published a new biography of Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966). Qutb theorized jihad as interpreted by the Muslim Brotherhood.

In this book, the historian reproduces an article that Qutb had written, entitled “Why I became a freemason” published in the journal al-Taj al-Masri (the “Crown of Egypt”) on 23 April 1943, i.e., before Qutb journeyed to the United States and became part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A number of authors have already signalled the similarities between the initiation rites of the Muslim Brotherhood and Free Masonry. However this is the first time that someone is putting forward evidence that Sayyid Qutb was a freemason

At that time, the Egyptian lodges were under the direct control of the British Secret Services and the Egyptian King Farouk was a freemason. What we still need to clarify is whether Sayyid Qutb was a CIA Agent.

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Anoosha Boralessa

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