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The core of today’s radical left consists of the ideological descendants of the communist/progressive left that wanted the West to lose the Cold War to the Soviet Union. They are the well-organized and immensely influential driving force behind the contemporary peace and civil liberties movements. Upon the foundation of its hatred for the United States, the radical left has forged an alliance with radical Islam, whose wellspring of anti-American hatred runs just as deep.
On April 25, 2005 this hatred was expressed passionately by Member of British Parliament George Galloway, who was interviewed that day by the Iraq News Network on the subject of the War on Terror and the clash of Western and Muslim cultures. Galloway was asked, “You often call for uniting Muslim and progressive forces globally. How far is it possible under the current situation?” To this, Galloway replied:
“Not only do I think it’s possible but I think it is vitally necessary and I think it is happening already. . . . [T]he progressive movement around the world and the Muslims have the same enemies. . . . the Zionist occupation, American occupation, British occupation of poor countries, mainly Muslim countries. They have the same interest in opposing savage capitalist globalization which is intent upon homogenizing the entire world turning us basically into factory chickens which can be forced fed the American diet . . . So on the very grave big issues of the day — issues of war, occupation, justice, opposition to globalization — the Muslims and the progressives are on the same side. . . . [To] use an English colloquialism, ‘If we don’t hang together we will all hang separately.’ Our enemies are very powerful and they are currently ruling the world, and if we don’t stop them they will finish both of us and they will be the new tyrants, new emperors of the world for a very long time to come if we don’t stop them. So it’s necessary to unite these two great forces. . . . The left is weaker and the Muslims are weaker because they are not together.”
In word and deed, both Western leftists (like Galloway) and radical Muslims make it plain that they consider everything about the United States to be evil and unworthy of preservation; that they wish to see American society and its way of life crushed by any means necessary, including violent revolution. Their position was well summarized by the now-infamous professor Ward Churchill, who asserted that terrorist violence directed against the United States is a morally justifiable response to what he characterizes as the U.S. government’s “rape” and “murder” of other peoples.
These sentiments are echoed by Osama bin Laden, who in 1998 issued the following edict: “We . . . call on every Muslim . . . to comply with God’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan’s U.S. troops and the devil’s supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson. The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it.”
Radical Islam seeks purification and social justice by means of jihad, or holy war, whose highest ideal is martyrdom achieved while attempting to conquer an evil worldly power such as the United States, the Great Satan (and Israel, the Little Satan). The radical Islamist’s ultimate goal is to subdue the “infidel” nations and therein institute sharia, or Islamic law, so as to redeem the world for Allah. The socialist left, similarly, advocates revolution as the means of achieving its ends — eliminating capitalism and creating a socialist paradise on earth. Whereas Islamic radicals seek to purify the world of heresies and of the infidels who practice them, the radical left seeks to purify society’s collective “soul” of the vices allegedly spawned by capitalism — those being racism, sexism, imperialism, and greed. Just as Islamic radicals seek to impose their religion on the rest of the world in a totalitarian fashion requiring unwavering obedience, so do radical leftists seek to create an omnipotent socialist state that will control every aspect of daily life and will impose a universal brand of “social justice” on all mankind.
Central to both radical Islam and the radical left is an inclination to overthrow the existing order, so as to create a paradise on earth. This end ultimately justifies any means, and any alliance, that leads there. American leftists may find the bigotry and intolerance of Islamic radicals repugnant, but their desire to rid the world of U.S. “imperialism” and capitalism overrides this revulsion and beckons them to forge their alliance. As Osama bin Laden himself declared in a fatwa which he issued in March 2003: “The interests of Muslims and the interests of the socialists coincide in the war against the crusaders.”