An interesting point made in The Guardian\’s obituary:
The late 1970s saw universities across the Arab world torn by fierce ideological struggle. In Egypt, while leftists battled, both physically and intellectually, the increasing number of supporters of Islamist doctrines, which, though circulating in the region since the 1930s, had been re-energised by the failures of Arab armies against Israel in 1967 and 1973 and by the increasingly apparent inability of secular pan-Arab, nationalist or socialist ideas to bring any social or economic improvement to the lives of hundreds of millions.
Socialism doesn\’t work and reliant upon that fact, that it doesn\’t work, we can blame the whole jihadi movement.
That does seem to be what The Guardian is telling us, certainly.