Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tarek Fatah Blames The Left For The Success Of Islamism

Pakistani/Canadian Muslim Tarek Fatah explains why he believes that Western leftists and liberals are partly to blame for the rise and success of Islamism and jihadi terrorism around the world.

As the world struggles to understand and cope with the rise of pan-Islamism and international jihadi terrorism within western countries, one thing is becoming increasingly clear.

The success of the Islamists is partly due to what I believe is a grand betrayal of civil society by the political left in the western democracies.

Instead of leading the fight against the fanatics’ religious obscurantism, they have embraced it.

The refusal of social democrats, liberals and leftists to stand up to Islamofascism in the democracies of Europe, North America, India and South Africa, has also had an unintended consequence.
He believes the "anti-immigrant backlash against all non-whites" is a direct result of the failure of the left to deal with Islamofascism before it became such a huge problem.  He says:

Imagine if Labour in the UK, Democrats in the U.S., the Congress and CPM in India, socialists in France and the left in Canada had not catered to Islamists, but instead drawn a line in the sand on such issues as gender apartheid.

Think how different things would be today.

Instead we’ve had more than a decade of appeasement.
The rest here.

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