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February 09, 2009



Mr. Ross,

I know this must sound like it's coming totally from leftfield, but I had no idea where else to contact you on this blog. I'm researching Sayed Qutb as a character subject for a novel I'm developing based partly on his time in Colorado. Naturally, a google search brought me to your blog.

I would like to hear more from you as to what you were able to find in researching this subject yourself as well as purchase, if at all possible, a copy of the script for Dar al Harb.

The novel won't be about Sayed Qutb per se, but will incorporate his experience in the States into the larger narrative of encounters by Arab foreigners (and eventually their children) with American culture and society.

I personally find it fascinating that the man most influential on the teachings of Al Qaeda got this country so horribly, gaudily wrong, and am looking for as many different angles as I can get on his time in Greeley.

Please feel free to contact me at the email listed below. You're the only person I could turn up who has had any experience creatively adapting this story and would like to pick your brains about it.

Many thanks in advance,

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