Gushist and Qutbian Approaches to Government: A Comparative Analysis of Religious Assassination

  title={Gushist and Qutbian Approaches to Government: A Comparative Analysis of Religious Assassination},
  author={Ronald C. Kiener},
The disciples and pseudo-followers of the religious ideologues Sayyid Qutb and Rabbi Zvi Yehudah Kook have now lived without their mentors for more than twentyfive years (in the case of Qutb) and for more than a decade (in the case of Kook). In both instances, putative “disciples” of these thinkers committed assassinations of the acknowledged domestic leader of a sitting government: Sadat in 1981 by al-Jihad al-Islami ; Rabin in 1995 by Eyal . In this paper, the theories of both mentors and… 
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