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Alliance of Islam and the Left

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Submitted by Frank (United States), Jul 1, 2008 at 17:12

Long before the Iranian Islamic revolution, the Iranian left sought alliance with the reactionary anti modernist Mullahs whom they called the "Progressive Clergy". The reason was that the left (mostly communist, some socialist and very few liberals) realized they lacked mass support and dreamed of "leading" the Muslim masses in a revolution. Well, the opposite happened: The Mullahs led the revolution and executed most of the leftists.

Today, following the fall of the Soviet Empire and ideology, the Eastern European democratic revolutionsand the abandonment by China of the maoist ideology, the international left, by far more isolated than in the 70s, is one more time attempting what the Iranian leftists did and were destroyed by: they lack mass support and they seek to lead Muslim masses against the West.

Leftist countries on the other hand, and some leftists who "convert" to Islam, are much smarter however; they seek to attract huge sums of money from Islamic countries and in particular from Iran, for personal and other interests.

In the meantime the real extremist islamic resurgence is gaining momentum and seems to be growing in historically rare proporions. Except for the leftists within Western countries, all others have and are being ruthlessly eliminated by the Islamists (have you heard of a leftist political party in an Islamic country?). The Western leftists will be nurtured by the Islamic extremist movements and countries as long as they have their uses.

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