It would seem that Islam and the American Left would have less in common than oil and water. Yet, there never seems to be an Islamic policy the Left doesn’t accept or make excuses for. How do people not see a problem?
Having spent more than 10 years in the Middle East, I have had my share of experiences with Islam. There are a lot of stories that have circulated about Islam, enough that people have a right to be skeptical. It is hard to believe there is a political philosophy so brutal, so devoid of a sense of reality and so oppressive that we can still accept it exists on this Earth. It might be an excuse for why those in the West are so quick to make excuses for Islamic society and try to justify how people can treat each other so heartlessly. This need to ascribe goodness to humanity, at the expense of reality has been evident in most of the Leftist excuses for the crimes of political Islam. Those on the Right have even been forced to use their own labels to excuse it. Instead of calling the War on Terror the War on Islam we have to find some way to say that the people who commit these heinous acts are only “Terrorists” and not members of “True” Islam. This has already had disastrous consequences in the West. It isn’t going to get any better.
Here are some of the various fantasy answers given to explain the brutality of Islamic Society.
- “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them. We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs…” – Former State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf
- “Now, I’m not telling you that the crisis in Syria was caused by climate change…. But the devastating drought clearly made a bad situation a lot worse.” Former Secretary of State, John Kerry
- “The treatment of Palestinians by Israel is held up as an example of how the West treats Muslims and is at the root cause of terrorism worldwide.” British Liberal Democrat, Jenny Tonge
The part that is more curious is there is plenty of poverty, climate change and examples of how the West treats people all over the world. Yet no other group has resorted to the barbaric treatment of women, gays, non believers and minorities that Islamic Law (Sharia) has mandated. But, I digress, back to the American Left.
In America, it is now becoming cool to support Islamic law and Islamic advocates. The recent Women’s March, held in Washington DC the day after President Trump was inaugurated, was organized by Linda Sarsour. Sarsour, who also spoke to the cheering crowd at the March, is an open advocate of Islamic Sharia Law. She has made statements saying that it is better for women to live in Saudi Arabia than in the US because, although they are not permitted to drive, they at least get paid maternity leave. She has written on Twitter than Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a victim of female genital mutilation, doesn’t deserve to call herself a woman and should have her vagina taken away because of her advocacy for reform in Islamic Society. She has said that no person who believes in Israel can be welcome in the feminist movement because they obviously don’t care about Palestinian women. Yet when she spoke at the March for Women, the attendees cheered. They donned the Muslim modesty scarf, the Hijab, in Solidarity with Sarsour. No outrage, no comment.
The second march organized by the same group who organized the March in Washington was the Day Without a Woman March. This was to coincide with International Women’s Day. One of the main organizers of this event was Rasmea Yousef Odeh. It is hard to place the name, but a simple Google search shows she is the same Rasmea Yousef Odeh who was in an Israeli prison for ten years for participating in a bombing in which she murdered two Jews. I am sure when the women found out about her crimes, they immediately banned her participation? Nope, the only people banned were women who identified as Pro-Life.
The Women’s March was also a time where the participants wanted to voice their support for the LGTBQ community, and the threats they faced from the Evil Republican Party. They didn’t seem to have any type of problem with the fact that under Islamic Law, homosexuality is punishable by death. There are numerous examples of gays being executed in Islamic Countries by hanging, stoning and being thrown off buildings while people scream “God Is Great”.
This is all secondary to the primary issue, the treatment of women under Islamic Law. Women are forbidden from showing any skin on their body except their face in some countries, or just their eyes in others. They are forbidden from leaving their homes without a male relative accompanying them. Non-Muslim women are kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. The list goes on and on.
How does this all relate to the American Left? It is a smokescreen, a Fugazi. The real reason the Left is so supportive of unfettered Muslim Immigration and pandering to them is that it is a political strategy. The Left has decided that, in order to continue the use of identity politics, they need to find a group of minorities they can buy off to replace all the white voters they dismiss as racists and deplorables. Muslim immigration is increasing every year and if The Democrats have their way, the gates will stay open. Welfare benefits for these immigrants are guaranteed. Who do you think these immigrants are going to vote for? The Party who warns this might not be the best idea? Or the Party who lets them all in and gives them free money? I would bet it is the latter.
Why is this a huge problem? It isn’t just a problem that the same policies have turned Europe into a warzone similar to the Middle East. It isn’t that it is established that groups like ISIS have openly said they will use immigration to attack the US. The real problem is what will happen to American society as a result. The fake hysteria about President Trump aside, it is only a matter of time before Islamic Culture clashes with American culture. The two are not compatible at all and it is going to happen. Just look at Europe. The Left is banking that when it gets to be too big of a problem, and a real lunatic runs for power on the promise of squashing the problem. They will be the Party of reason. They get to win, even though the problem was one they caused. The worst case scenario, an autocrat seizes power to deal with the problem, and there is no party to stop it. Now we have a war in America being fought in our streets.
So what is the solution? It is pretty obvious that President Trump kind of nailed it. Immigration is for people who want to be Americans. Americans can vote Republican or Democrat, but they have to be yearning to breathe free, respect the rights of women and others and work to provide for their families. If that is implemented there is a chance this will not spiral out of control. With the fake tears of Chuck Shumer, the support of terrorists among the feminist crowd and the work of activist judges, we might have already entered a period where it is too late.