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Islamist-Leftist nexus

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Nov 3, 2012 at 02:20

Dear Dr Pipes:

Leftists are stupid and Islamists selfish. So it is natural that Islamists converge around stupid leftists to maximize their gains. You see, leftists are knee-jerk supporters of revolution. For them if you are protesting then you must be right. And since Islamists protest wherever they exist, they become heros for leftists. And, Islamists exploit the leftists as much as possible.

The funny thing in this situation is that if leftists start living true to their values in Islamic countries, they will be the first ones to be annihilated. For example, the leftists stand for minority languages, religions and cultures. But they cannot even try these things in Islamic countries (inagine an ACLU functioning in Tehran). And the contradiction holds in the reverse direction also. Leftist are usually against social role of religion while Islamists stick to religion most stubbornly. But when it comes to criticizing Islamism, leftists maintain a frozen silence. The only way to explain the whole situation is that Islamists are selfish and leftists stupid.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"leftists are knee-jerk supporters of revolution": Good point.

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