I am especially interested in the topic of warm Leftist-Islamist relations, but also with their bad relations and the Right's connections to Islamists. Here, with later writings added as required, is a listing of my writings on these topics:
"Khomeini, the Soviets and U.S.: Why the Ayatollah Fears America." The New York Times, May 27, 1980. A comparison of the two superpowers, as seen by the Iranian leader.
"Fundamentalist Muslims between America and Russia." Foreign Affairs, Summer 1986. Explains why the Ayatollah Khomeini prefers the USSR to the USA.
"Why the Left Loves Osama [and Saddam, Explains Lee Harris]." New York Post, March 19, 2003. An explanation of this puzzling alignment.
"The Left ♥ CAIR, MPAC, et al." DanielPipes.org, August 19, 2003. Various examples of Left-Islamist cooperation, mostly in the United States.
"The Leftist-Islamist Alliance in Pictures." DanielPipes.org, June 17, 2004. Graphic representations of the alignment.
"[William Blum and] Al-Qaeda's Leftist Brigade." The New York Sun, January 24, 2006. The significance of Osama bin Laden's referring to an obscure American Leftist.
"[The Islamist-Leftist] Allied Menace." National Review, July 14, 2008. My major analysis of this topic.
"Non-Muslims Who Help Islamist Terrorists." DanielPipes.org, March 28, 2009.
"Islamists and the Left Working Together in Muslim-majority Countries?" DanielPipes.org, April 15, 2009. Looks at developments in Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, and beyond.
"More Insights into the Islamist-Leftist Alliance." DanielPipes.org, April 25, 2012. Updates on this connection.
For examples of poor Left-Islamist relations, see:
"The Left vs. the Islamists." DanielPipes.org, July 5, 2005. A few countervailing cases
"A Dutch Fissure in the Leftist-Islamist Alliance." DanielPipes.org, December 29, 2008. One countervailing case of possibly special importance.
On the hard Right and Islamists:
"Canadian Islamists host [William W. Baker,] a neo-Nazi." WorldNetDaily.com, January 7, 2004. I devote three blogs to William W. Baker and the Islamists.
"CAIR Promotes and Hosts William W. Baker, Neo-Nazi." DanielPipes.org, March 9, 2004.
"Keeping up with William W. Baker and the Islamists." DanielPipes.org, March 9, 2004.
"The Far Right & Jihadis in Alliance." DanielPipes.org, March 9, 2005. Case studies.
More of my writings on this general topic are listed at "Conservatives & Liberals." (April 18, 2009)