In part, Malcolm said, Islam fits in well with his left-wing views. "In that sense, Islam fits me really well," he said. "I am completely against capitalism."Capitalism = Freedom
THEY BOTH HATE FREEDOM!!!
That’s why the spiritual and political battles so often go hand-in-hand.
This country was founded on the “self-evident truths” that all people are endowed by their Creator with rights that can’t be given by any person or government but can only be either rightly protected or wrongly violated. Some of those rights are the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
As you’ve pointed out, both repressive politics and repressive religion are enemies of life (see abortion, eugenics, and death camps on the part of communism, and terrorism and the execution of “infidels” on the part of Islam). They are the enemies of liberty (see communism’s “nothing you do makes any difference” outcome, and Islam’s forbiddance of everything joyful, as well as the enslavement of women and “infidels”). They are enemies of the pursuit of happiness (an extension of both previous items).
As Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal, to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Neither repressive politics nor repressive religion works, because neither recognizes the fallenness of man or fixes what is broken in man. They both just prescribe band-aids for symptoms.