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Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Marcus Tullius Cicero (United States), Jun 12, 2002 at 08:11

Mr. Pipes:

It seems to me that you are perfectly right in your view that there is a single global Jihad directed against anybody who (a) isn't a Muslim and (b) is within striking distance, which we see at work all over the Mahgreb, sub-Saharan Africa, the Levant, Central Asia, the East Indies, as well as Europe and America.

It also seems to me correct to say that, because the Jihad targets, among other things, the West, the Left (apparently, but not surprisingly, including Harvard) sides with the Jihad. And because the Jihad finds it convenient to fire up the war against Israel right now as an effective distraction from further US and "coalition" efforts against Iraq, Iran and Syria, the Left is delightedly playing along, and has embraced both anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism to help the Jihad and thus hurt the West.

At the same time, the fringe Right in both the US and Europe has also embraced the Jihad. But its motivation is the reverse of that of the Left. The Right embraces the Jihad, despite its opposition to Muslim immigration and its contempt for "towel heads," and sacrifices the interests of America, Europe and the euro-white civilization it pretends to cherish, to further its real number one priority: hatred of Jews.

So, while the Left would watch the Last Jew in Israel shot through the head on CNN in order to hurt the cause of the West, the extreme Right would let the Arabs nuke the Wolf's Lair and raze St Peter's in Rome for a mosque for the privilege of watching the same CNN broadcast.

It has often been said that the extremes of the political spectrum are not really very different, and can be said to meet. But did we know they would meet in a shared commitment to murdering Jews?

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