The West’s self-styled “left” and our very own Ku Klux Klan
Can the left really fall in love with fascist supremacists?
The short answer is no. In theory at least, the left stands for justice, fairness, equality and progress.
But that is the real left, and real leftists are somewhat hard to find – that’s been the case historically but it’s more true now than it has ever been before.
We’ve written previously about the bizarre phenomenon of self-styled “leftists” supporting the dynastic dictatorships of Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and Syria’s Bashar Assad.
Just as bizarre – obscene, in fact – is the present trend of self-styled leftists standing shoulder to shoulder with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
This new-found friend of the faux “left” is not some misunderstood progressive anti-imperialist national liberation movement but, in the words of Arab affairs analyst Magdi Abdelhadi, a “religious supremacist cult that uses and abuses religion to seize political power and declare war on other Muslims who want to live in the modern era, and alongside with them the infidels who happen to be the rest of the world”.
In his article, “Why are they in love with our Ku Klux Klan?” – which we highly recommend – Abdelhadi challenges the faux left to explain their support for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB):
Surely, enlightened European leftists do not share the MB’s unsavoury views of women and religious minorities! Neither would they want to live in the Islamists’ version of capitalist paradise (which is not much different from that of Unlce Sam); nor would they like to be the unfortunate sufferers of their penal code that includes amputation, stoning of adulterers and flogging those who consume alcohol. I suspect not. So, why then [do they] want all of that for us?
Isn’t it the left which is supposed to want to return power to the people? Why back the Islamists who only believe in power to the one and only God, the ultimate legislator who ordained rules for everything between heaven and earth from the beginning of time till the day of judgement?
As Bob Dylan said in his protest days: “The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind. The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”