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The Left and Islamofascism, A Strange and Troubling Alliance: Part Four, Origins and Opponents [Video]

 

Leftism, Islamofascism

The first three parts of this critical series chronicled the alliance of the modern Leftist movements with Islamofascism in illegal immigration, politics, culture, and religion worldwide. This final part provides the answer to an unspoken question lurking in the background, “How did these seemingly disparate groups unite at all?”

The answer is found by examining the historical origins of both Islam and the Left. Within those origins will be discovered the most important factor that both groups hold in common and is an ancient and persistent enemy of both ideologies.

Origins of the Modern Left

Leftism, IslamofascismThe political and social Left as it is today has roots which stretch back to 1848, the date Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto. That document formed the basis for socialist thought which survives in the Leftist camp to this day.

In it, the two philosophers depicted all of history as a series of class struggles (historical materialism), and predicted that the upcoming proletarian revolution would sweep aside the capitalist system for good, making the workingmen the new ruling class of the world.

What Marx and Engels foresaw was not simply another revolution that toppled a tyrant. They saw a historical war between the economic and social ‘high’ and ‘low’ classes in which the low socio-economic class or proletariat upending the high socio-economic class called the bourgeoisie. 

The object of this theoretical Marxist revolution was not the replacement of the bourgeoisie with the working class. It was instead the elimination of all economic class distinction by restricting access to capital to the state, i.e. the government.

Under this system, the government owns or controls the means of producing wealth, and redistributes the funds of those companies to the people regardless of the production of the individual worker. In theory, this means that the government takes “from each according to his ability,” and distributes the wealth produced, “to each according to his need.”

The huge economic problem with Marx and his followers’ scenario is that the government is not a real producer of wealth, it is a consumer of it. The big social problem is that Socialism disregards the individual and dismisses the capacity of the state to tend toward tyranny.

The most infamous disciple of Marx put his plan into action on a nationwide scale. Vladimir Lenin led the way almost 100 years after Marx was born with the Russian revolution of 1917.

This revolution created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the USSR. The USSR fell apart after seven decades and the slaughter of 30 to 50 million of its own citizens trying to keep their Socialist Union afloat.

During the entirety of that period, the Left both praised and excused the Soviet Union for their tyranny. In fact, one of the current Democratic crop of presidential candidates, Senator Bernie Sanders [I-VT], was so enamored by the USSR that he spent his honeymoon in Moscow and came back with glowing reviews about his time there.

Sanders, along with the entirety of the Left in society, is still hopelessly in love with the Marxist-Leninist ideology. Like the battered spouse who insists there is nothing wrong with their abuser, Leftists cannot admit their adored Socialism is a fatally flawed system.

The most recent example of this is playing out before our eyes in Venezuela. Once the richest nation in South America, after two decades it has been reduced to a country of starving people who are in revolt against a corrupt dictator.

There are many reasons for the fact that Socialism itself is flawed and that Leftists are unable to admit this. Overall the socio-economic theory of Marx doesn’t comprehend economic law nor human fallenness, thus its failure is inherent in the system.

The Origins of Islamofascism

Islam came into being when Muhammed,

a member of the Arabic Quraish tribe from the West-Central part of the Arabian Peninsula in the region of present-day Mecca. …He claimed to receive a revelation from the archangel Gabriel in AD 610 to be a prophet to the Arabic peoples promoting monotheism and a belief in Allah.

Islamofascism, LeftismThe ‘revelation’ resulted in the writing of the Koran, the definitive holy book of Islam. The term Islamofascism doesn’t refer to the belief system but rather to the means of spreading this religious ideology.

From the beginning, Islam was spread primarily through conquest and forced ‘conversion.’ Muhammad began with the conquest of Mecca in AD 630, an event which is the basis for the holiday month of Ramadan.

Islam’s founder died just two years later. He never named a successor, which led to the divisions of Islam into certain sects, namely the Shia and Sunni branches.

Thus, Muhammad never saw the full extent of the Islamic conquest at its peak. That came many centuries later from AD 661 through AD 1922, over 1,300 years duration and through “Five Great Islamic Empires”. 

During a part of this period, the land mass controlled by Islam grew to its peak and reached from India through all of the Middle East and Northern Africa, portions of eastern Europe and all of Spain. However, according to scholars, the greatest of the Islamic empires was the last, the Ottoman Empire.

A variety of reasons are given for designating the Ottoman Empire as the greatest of Islamic history, chief among them the fact that it lasted over 600 years, the longest period of any Islamic empire. The Ottoman Empire also bears the most importance and relevance to the current time.

That importance was achieved in 1453 with the Muslim conquest of Constantinople. Constantinople was the capital and greatest city of the Christian Byzantine Empire, a result of the Roman Empire splitting into West [Rome] and East [Byzantium], divisions centuries before.

The city was named after Emperor Constantine of Rome [AD 306-337], the first Imperial ruler to embrace Christianity. By 1453, the Western Empire had fallen and Constantinople was the last refuge of Christendom to hold out against Islam’s threat.

The city was an almost impregnable fortress of immense size that was only capable of being taken by siege over a prolonged period. It had survived multiple attempts by Muslim forces over hundreds of years before its final defeat.

The fall of Constantinople marked a period of almost 500 years of continuous control over all of the Middle East including present-day Israel and the second most important Christian city of the ancient world which is now Istanbul, the capital of Turkey.

Between the Left and Islamofascism, there is virtually no agreement on ideals and beliefs, with one large exception. Both have expressed hatred of Judaism and Christianity since the times of Marx and Muhammad.

Leftists and Islamofascists have always despised Judaism and Christianity

Islamofascism, Leftism

Largest statue of Lenin in U.S., near Seattle.

From the outset, the Marxist-Leninist Left has had no true place for religious belief in its philosophy and action. One could legitimately worship God as long as the place and practice were government approved.

The reason such ‘pure’ Socialism has for marginalizing faiths such as Judaism and Christianity is simple. Under a truly Marxist regime, no entity but the government can be recognized as the ultimate authority.

In the old Soviet Union, this was played out using government persecution to brutally shut down any Christian church not approved by the USSR. This is not as pervasive presently since the fall of the Iron Curtain after the Cold War.

However, in China, the repression of religion other than state approved is still rigorously enforced. This includes the repression even of the practice of Islam, as recent reports have shown.

The Chinese and North Korean regimes are harsh in particular to Christians. According to Soon Ok Lee, who escaped from North Korea after being imprisoned, Christians are referred to as “tailless animals” among the prison staff and are subjected to the harshest treatment in the prisons.

They were beaten more often than other prisoners and yet halfway through the beatings Soon saw that many believers:

would stand up… and begin to sing hymns and say, ‘Amen.’ The guards thought they were crazy and took them back to the electric torture room. I never saw any of the believers return from that room.

Islamofascism has no less of a heinous record of persecuting both Judaism and Christianity around the globe. Islamic law relegates both Jews and Christians to the status of enemies or within Islamic nations to second-class citizens known as dhimmi. 

Islamofascism, LeftismThe obvious adversarial relationship between Islamic expansionists and the nation of Israel is ample evidence of Muslim animosity toward Judaism. That is why whenever one observes a large protest for ‘Palestinian liberation,’ one will also notice a sign or more declaring “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

To accomplish that goal, Israel would have to be removed from the map. Islamofascists see that goal as an imperative since Israel was once under Islamic rule.

Islamic ideology teaches that any place where Islam ever ruled is by divine right Islamic land forever. Therefore it is the duty of all faithful Muslims to wage Jihad to reclaim that land.

Nor are Christians less in danger from Islamofascism, for persecution on a massive scale, is taking place today against followers of Christ. The numbers are difficult to calculate with precision, but in the 44 Muslim majority nations worldwide today, there are approximately 56 million Christians and the vast majority are being severely persecuted in various ways.

Moreover, since Islam is an ideology espousing world domination, the globe is divided by Muslims into two parts. Dar-al-Islam [House of Islam] refers to lands already under Muslim control, while Dar-al-Harb [House of war] labels the rest of the world.

The modern alliance between the Left and Islamofascism has a strong motivation against the Judeo-Christian philosophies and beliefs which are central to Western civilization. While both groups are serious threats on their own, the overall danger for the West comes more from Islamofascism than Leftism.

That’s because the Left in places such as Europe and America somehow believe that aligning with Islamofascists will never negatively affect them. However, it is certain that the radical Muslims entrenched in Western countries will as easily enslave Leftists as anyone else after the hated Jews and Christians have been eliminated.

A recent prayer request from the “Voice of the Martyrs” organization gives an individual example of what all believers could face should Islamofascists work their will upon us.

Joy Danlami was on her way home from a Christian festival in Nasarawa state with her younger siblings on March 23, 2019, when a group of Fulani Islamic militants attacked them. Her brother and sister escaped with gunshot and machete wounds, but 19-year-old Joy was raped and killed. The Fulani attackers continued on to Joy’s village, where they burned 17 homes and two church buildings. They then attacked a nearby village, burning 11 more homes and two more church buildings. Please pray for Joy’s family and for the hundreds of other Christians displaced or otherwise affected by these attacks.

This is one of the factors making Islamofascism the most dangerous ideology on earth. In the following video, the presenter calls this ‘Islamism.’

As Mr. Ibrahim notes, though the threat is severe, there is hope if the free people of the world can recognize and fight against Islamofascism. However, until the Left removes its own blinders and bigotry against the Judeo-Christian foundations of freedom, that hope remains over the horizon.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

Eyes of The Tailless Animals, Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman: Living Sacrifice Book Company, 2002

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16 replies

  1. This is a very good, informative piece. I wish people would wake up and see what’s really going on before it’s too late.

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  2. I hate watching the news anymore. It makes me sick at heart to see (and hear) how blind people are to this threat, including our elected officials. They preach acceptance and “inclusion” of a religious ideology that doesn’t accept them, whose goal is kill or convert everyone who doesn’t believe as they do. The Left and SJWs are digging their own grave.

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  3. Brother your post on Islam is based on too many assumptions and imaginations. You should know that unlike Judaism and Hindu-Brahminism, Islam is not a bloodline or race based system. Its a belief based egalitarian system to which anyone can be part of. You should also know that though the last prophet of Islam was an arab but today, majority of the most influential and famous muslim scholars are non-arabs. You should also know that most of the Muslim prophets and leaders including Jesus and Muhammad (pbuh) had very common origins and humble upbringings. On the contrary, most of the Islamophobes are hypocrites who come from elite and racist classes who envy & hate the egalitarian character and empowering spirit of Islam. And all of this is reflected in Quran as well. Holy Quran in chapter 28 verse 5-6 provides “And we wished to do a favor to those who were weak and oppressed in the land, and to make them rulers and to make them the inheritors, and to establish them in the land, and we let Pharaoh (verily he was of those oppressors and tyrants who committed great sins and crimes-Quran 28:3-4) and his minister and their rich elite hosts receive from them that which they feared.” Brother you should not fear Islam and rather than relying on secondary sources read its scriptures and history with honest intention keeping in mind the totality of facts and circumstances. The fact that Islam was spread by force is also wrong. Today the largest Muslim country in the world is Indonesia and no muslim army went there to conquer it. The fact that many highly educated and influential non-muslims voluntarily converting to Islam in modern times also negates the theory that it spreads by force. I agree that excesses might have been committed by many muslims but then for that they should be held accountable and not Islam much like you don’t hold responsible the idea of modern liberal welfare states just because some of those states have been found to have committed much more horrific acts of human rights violations. If at all Islam promotes the idea of uprising and violence, its against oppressors and not against innocent people. And even in that its asks for moderation and profoundly discourages transgression. I suggest you should read Quran and sunnah of Muhammad (s) for a more informed insight into all these issues. May the almighty guide us all. Best wishes 💐

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    • Thank you for your comment. Allow me to address several points. First, the notion that Islam is ‘egalitarian’ doesn’t pass muster for the simple reason that egalitarianism grants equal rights to women and men alike. Islam gives far more significant civil rights to men than women. The fact that anyone can become a Muslim is discounted by the other fact that once a part of Islam, leaving the faith can be punishable by death and that if one chooses not to convert in a Muslim majority country they must live in dhimmitude. So, for example, if I choose to believe that Jesus was not an Islamic prophet but the Divine Son of the Living God, I would be persecuted against. That is much more a cult than an ‘egalitarian’ faith. As far as Islam being spread by force, that is simply a fact, as I accurately depicted, and exceptions such as Indonesia simply prove the rule. Terrible things have indeed happened in the establishment of many religions and ideologies, however, Islam has no real peer and their past and present include the apparatus of slavery, still practiced in many Islamic nations today. I do not fear Islam as a faith. However, I am full of trepidation about the spread of Islamofascism through the modern means of Muslim immigration overwhelming countries in the West, i.e. the E.U. As far as reading the Quran goes, I own a copy myself and have read it before. The sunnah would, by the way, include the actions of Muhammad such as marrying a child and endorsing that action. In the video, Raymond Ibrahim gave a very accurate rendition of why Islamofascism is so dangerous, and I agree totally. The story of Joy Danlami’s rape and murder is eyewitness testimony, and it is certainly only a drop in the bucket, as I have personally seen hundreds of many accounts of such violent persecution against Christians. I’m sorry my friend but it is you have been blind in this case. May the LORD open your eyes and grant blessings to you as you seek Him.

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      • your understanding that Islam is not egalitarian is not based on comprehensive reading of Quran. On relationship between men and women, Quranic viewpoint is more than just mere formal equality. If the relationship between men and women were not of dignity, equity and mutual respect, then Quran would not be enjoining both sexes as protector of each other. Given that you have read Quran I am sure you must have noticed Chapter 9, Verse 71, which says- “The believers, men and women are protectors, one of another and they enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil…” And this verse is alone sufficient to to prove that Islam advocates the cause of justice and not evil. You should know that Prophet Muhammad condemned racism till his last breath. Your understanding of slavery in Islam is also wrong because Quran emphatically advocates manumission of slaves. In chapter 90, verses 12-17, it provides- “And what will explain to you the path that is steep and right-it freeing the slaves and feeding the hungry, orphans, near of kin or those in misery, and to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to pity and righteousness.” And brother let me again request you to stop judging Islam by the practices of some Muslims or by reading or misreading verses standalone because each verse of the Quran has a context to it and has to be read in the light of its overall spirit & objective. Islam does not endorse child marriage and being a law student who has read Muslim personal law and personal laws of other religions for 2 whole semesters in an elite law school of secular India, I can assure you on this issue. And lastly let me tell you one more thing that I come from an orthodox non-muslim family and have been brought up in an intense Islamophobic socio-political environment of India and yet I could not hate Islam for long because as they say-truth prevails in the end. and I believe that the lord has already opened my eyes. He accepts repentance at any age provided it is sincere. And it is better to repent and amend our ways before its too late. Best wishes and warm regards! 🌹👍🏽

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  4. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 (KJV)

    3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3 (KJV)

    Marx was a freemason; and freemasonry was invented by the Jesuits to centralize power in Rome and in the pope (cesar).

    The origin of islam is similar to the mormon origin; in which an “enlightened one” says to have received instructions from some angel to invent DEMONIAC SECT; where people turn to kill each other, in the case of muslims; or to commit suicide in the case of the mormons.
    In both cases, and also in the case of marxism, the faithful deny CHRIST, take ownership of CHRIST’s place in people’s faith and life, and lead them to the abyss.

    25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Matthew 12:25,26 (KJV)

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