British Lord Cromer's Responsibility For Economic Reforms

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In the village of Musha in the province of upper Egypt in 1906 to the father of Hajji Ibrahim Qutb, a prominent farmer Sayyid Qutb was born. During this time in Egypt, the British were present and being obnoxiously dominant in their attitude and in their understanding to the rights of their presence. In 1882, when the British took occupation of Egypt, there had already been a well-developed sense of nationalism throughout the Egyptian country. British Lord Cromer took responsibility for economic reforms, that did help to overcome existing debt of Egypt, but resulted in making the rich, richer and the poor poorer. Those who mainly benefited from these reforms were the upper and upper middle classes. At the upper class level, there was a benefit from the British presence do to the capital that was brought in and shared, however the remainder of the Egyptian population refused to accept British-style reforms and resisted the British occupation. This resistance to the British occupation resulted in newspapers raising the nationalistic emotional ideologies of the lower and middle class into a hatred of foreigners. Newspapers during this time in 1906 were claiming that the British were taking away jobs for the educated Egyptians and taking away their sovereign rights and ownership of their country. A significant event took place in Denshawai Egypt a few months before and in the same year that Sayyid Qutb was born. British soldiers in Denshawai were looking for an activity to keep

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