The Clueless Left and Islam

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Daniel Greenfield penned a perceptive and welcome critique, “What the Left Does not Understand About Islam” (February 15th),  of  the cluelessness of the Left vis-à-vis Islam. The Left, he writes,  is naïve  about its rival ideology, and ideologically will always remain  naïve. The Left,  he writes, has never been able to think outside of the  cardboard box it has  built for itself.

The  left has never adapted to the transition from nationalistic wars to   ideological wars. It took the left a while to grasp that the Nazis were a   fundamentally different foe than [sic] the Kaiser and that  pretending  that World War 2 was another war for the benefit of  colonialists and arms  dealers was the behavior of deluded lunatics. And  yet much of the left insisted  on approaching the war in just that  fashion, and had Hitler not attacked  Stalin, it might have remained  stuck there.

From  my own observations, what the Left refused to acknowledge was that it   was Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and Soviet Russia that  behaved like  unrepentant imperialists and colonialists, invading and  conquering other  nations for all the loot they could lay hands on. It  was the consistent  kneejerk evasion of that fact which demoted the Left  from a noisy avante- garde  to a commune of deluded lunatics.  Greenfield goes on to remark:

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