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The Left's Unlikely Alliance with Islam
American Thinker ^ | 8/28/2010 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.

Posted on 11/16/2010 12:18:06 AM PST by Minn

As we look around the world at the countries that practice Islam as a state religion, it is almost incomprehensible that the left should defend Islam so fervently. We don't have to look to the radicals in the Taliban or Hamas to see issues that most Americans would question. Sharia Law is practiced by most Islamic centric countries, and it is in almost direct opposition to the principles on which America was established and in direct contrast to the agenda of the left in America. What is important to realize is that Sharia Law isn't an outlier, practiced by radicals like al-Qaeda, but actually the mainstream core of jurisprudence in the Islamic world.

The application of Sharia Law is incomprehensible to most Americans used to Western common law. For example, late last year, the Saudi equivalent of the Supreme Court refused to grant a divorce to an eight-year-old who was essentially sold to her fifty-year-old husband by her father. Child brides are prevalent and legal in Muslim countries governed by Sharia law. In another example, just recently, a case of a couple who were stoned to death for having sexual relations outside marriage made the news from Afghanistan, and a thirteen-year-old was stoned to death for being raped and ending up pregnant. When the leader of Iran says that there are no homosexuals in Iran at a Columbia university speech, he is saying the bare truth, as Iran frequently executes homosexuals since homosexuality is a capital crime under Sharia Law. In addition, under Sharia law, killings of children or wives for embarrassing the "honor" of a family are often tolerated and considered excusable. In Saudi Arabia, it is even taught to children that killing adulterers is a good thing. Finally, even in moderate Islamic countries...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; leftists; radicalislam; unholyalliance
It seems nothing more clearly demonstrates the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the left than it's alliance with and ideology and religion that it is completely compatible with, simply because it finds common cause in hating the liberties of Western style free enterprise and culture.

This perverse coalition is something conservative need to aggressively highlight and exploit for political gain.

This summer at a party, I sat quietly and listened as some 20 something know-nothings went on and on about how stupid Sarah Palin was, how bigoted gay marriage opponents were, and what a shame it was that those poor Mosque builders were meeting with resistance because freedom of religion was such an important American value. When I finally had enough and asked the biggest loud mouth if he believed the mosque builders supported gay marriage, it seemed he had never even pondered the question. When I asked him further why he seemed to have far more hatred for Sara Palin than Osama bin Laden, he seemed to not know himself. The obvious answer is that he is an ignorant twit, simply spouting the company line to fit in with his crowd, and is too shallow to see the contradiction in his half-baked positions.

In spite of the box I'd like to think I skillfully maneuvered him into, I'm sure he left the party that night still an ignorant little liberal, and is one today. Still, there has to be an opening here in the persuasion business. Young lefties are walking around with a massive contradiction in their heads: Sara Palin is a religious fanatic and idiot that must be mocked and despised. Fanatical Muslims that would just as soon saw your head off with a rust knife as look at you need first amendment protections.

When Whoopie and Joy walked off the stage, it was a clear demonstration the deep down, even these idiots know their position is untenable.

Somewhere there is a huge political opportunity here.

1 posted on 11/16/2010 12:18:09 AM PST by Minn
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To: Minn
The Left has no love for Islam. They wouldn't even care about Islam except it gives them a chance to claim they defend religion without their having to defend Christianity.

The Left hates Christianity. Yet they can't just come out and say that, or they risk looking anti-religious, and they've been trying to change that perception for years.

But they sure aren't going to embrace the religion they see as misogynistic and anti-choice and paternalistic (the true flaw). So they aren't really embracing Islam (which they know damn well isn't their bag, either), they're just creatively continuing their ongoing war against Christianity.

None of which they would feel safe to do without the protections this majority-Christian country gives them.

I used this phrase yesterday in a similar context, so excuse me for recycling, but it fits: The Left is like a college kid who's out there in his CHE! t-shirt, protesting capitalism...while waiting for the monthly check from mom and dad that pays his tuition, rent and munchie bill. They complain endlessly because they are comfortably aware that their complaints won't actually affect their situation--so they can appear all cool and anti-establishment, while under the protection of that establishment.

The Left doesn't love Islam, it just hates Christianity, and Catholicism in particular.

2 posted on 11/16/2010 12:24:31 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Minn
Liberalism is a mental disorder, dude. That's NOT JUST A SLOGAN!!
3 posted on 11/16/2010 12:25:13 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Darkwolf377

the Israeli Left also wants to give everything up to the Islamist Palestinians.

4 posted on 11/16/2010 12:31:32 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Minn

“When I finally had enough and asked the biggest loud mouth if he believed the mosque builders supported gay marriage”

No! They’d cut the friggin head off anyone suspected of being gay!

5 posted on 11/16/2010 12:33:35 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Minn

An adage suitable for the Left’s contempt of ordinary Americans: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

6 posted on 11/16/2010 12:41:36 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Minn

Democrats think they’re cultivating another minority group to exploit and control for political power, but as democrats bow, bend and submit to their demands in the name of tolerance and diversity, it’s radical Islam that will ultimately have the last laugh.

I think that Islamists have learned how the game is played by listening to and watching the left in action and are using their playbook. As the Marxists have taken control of one political party here, Islamists have designs of their own and will bide their time until it is they who have control over the Democratic Party.

Democrats are “useful idiots” to Islam.

7 posted on 11/16/2010 12:56:54 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Minn
Muslims hate America and George Bush. That is why the left is so in love with islam.
8 posted on 11/16/2010 1:03:25 AM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Minn
get more informed & read....David Horowitz's book
Unholy Alliance
Radical Islam and the American Left

Its a good read.

9 posted on 11/16/2010 1:14:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" hell w/ free enterprise. :^)
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To: Nickname
"Democrats are “useful idiots” to Islam."

Don't you know? Liberals are really really smart! They said so themselves!
10 posted on 11/16/2010 1:21:54 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: ari-freedom

Must be true! The brilliant Ivy Leaguers in positions of power have done a real bang-up job on our economy, society and culture.

11 posted on 11/16/2010 1:35:05 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Minn
The Left's alliance with Islam cannot be forgiven. Who are these people to claim they are anti racist, anti sexists, killing homosexuals; etc., joining hands with a creed that supports all of that?

What the two groups have in common is hatred of America.

An even worse agreement is the support athiests have for Islam. I know that because I have argued with the athiest Libertarians at 'Reason Magazine.'

Athiests are supposed to be against proving a negative and for reason and logic; however, with Islam they join hands with a death cult that rejects reason and logic -- especially as Islam compares to Judaism and Christianity; i.e., Christianity accepted St. Thomas Acquinas and Judaism embraced Maimomides (sp) (admirers of Aristotle); however, Islam rejected the Aristotelianism of the bunch, Averros.

I have suggested to Muslims over at 'Reason Magazine' that they restart an Averros school to soften their brutality, but they ignore me. Possibly because I am a descendant of apes and pigs /sarcasm

12 posted on 11/16/2010 2:13:21 AM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Darkwolf377

“The Left doesn’t love Islam, it just hates Christianity,”

No, they hate Jesus, and all who call Him Lord.

And where do you think that comes from?

13 posted on 11/16/2010 2:36:55 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Minn
When we are ruled by goat-bearded old men who call them selves imams, you will have the democrats to thank. From Clinton bombing the Christian serbs to help the moslems bosniaks to Obama who is paving the way for any third world nazi to immigrate - it's the democrats who are taking the cash dollars to help the anti-christians.

Hillary is giving money to moslem terrorists for the express purpose of destroying Israel. The executive branch is pouring millions of dollars into building mosques both foreign and domestic. Too bad we don't have news organizations in the country.

14 posted on 11/16/2010 2:49:02 AM PST by x_plus_one (Democrats delenda est)
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To: x_plus_one

NYC, Ground zero and Liberal Mecca.

Mayor Bloomburg gets a bomb in times square and immediatly points to the Tea Party.

The Muzzies will hit NYC again, no matter how much the Libs adore and defend them.

15 posted on 11/16/2010 3:21:58 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Darkwolf377

The left despises anything we like, they don’t know why or care why. If we value it, it’s to be destroyed

16 posted on 11/16/2010 4:01:12 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Minn

The Left wants to destroy our value system, so Judeo-Christian beliefs are at the top of their list. They may well view Islam as the “ideal” religion because Mullah’s have almost total control over their adherents. If you can convince someone to be a suicide bomber, getting them to pay higher taxes [instead] should be a piece of cake. They may think they can co-opt Islam to achieve political control—in short, they can ride the tiger to victory. But, in this case, the tiger will eat them in the end.

17 posted on 11/16/2010 4:28:42 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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“The Muzzies will hit NYC again, no matter how much the Libs adore and defend them.”

You got that right. If I’m a Muzzie murderer, I’m going to look for targets infested with soft-headed liberals who hate guns. What better target than a city like New York populated with mushy metrosexuals walking poodles and carrying purses. But stupid liberals will never consider that. They much rather be pure and dead than armed and alive.

As a terrorist coward, I’d know that going to a conservative state is bad news for me. The chances of getting my brains blown out from 10 different directions by concealed carry patriots is very high.

Where would I go to kill lots of Americans? Metrosexual New York or an armed patriot town in rural Virginia?


18 posted on 11/16/2010 6:49:03 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Minn

Unlikely? That’s a load of crap. Take a look at how the Arabs allied themselves with that Leftist (a national socialist) Hitler during WWII. And then how the Arabs allied themselves with the Soviet Union. If you look at Islam and Marxism closely you will find that they are two peas in a pod.

19 posted on 11/16/2010 7:07:02 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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