It’s a question we’ve posed on these pages often: can the progressive socialist left be trusted to safeguard America, and its system of governance? Our own Matt Palumbo has written an exceptional exegesis called “A Paradoxical Alliance,” An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left’s Love Affair with Islam” and his literary endeavor could not be any more appropriate for our times; necessary reading. This past Saturday the progressive socialist left was out in full force demonstrating why they find comfort in aligning with the Islamo-fascists.
As reported by Fox News, “Demonstrators around the country rallied to protest Islamic law, saying it is incompatible with Western democracy. But many of the rallies drew even more raucous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded.
The demonstrations were held in more than two dozen U.S. cities, including Seattle, New York and Chicago. Hundreds of counter-protesters marched through downtown Seattle behind a large sign saying “Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors.” They marched to City Hall, where dozens of anti-Sharia protesters rallied. Police used tear gas to disperse rowdy demonstrators and arrested three people. In front of the Trump building in downtown Chicago, about 30 people demonstrated against Islamic law and in favor of President Donald Trump, shouting slogans and holding signs that read “Ban Sharia” and “Sharia abuses women.”
About twice as many counter-protesters marshaled across the street. A similar scene played out in a park near a New York courthouse, where counter-protesters sounded air-horns and banged pots and pans in an effort to silence an anti-Sharia rally. In St. Paul, Minnesota, state troopers arrested about a half-dozen people when scuffles broke out at the close of competing demonstrations at the state Capitol. “The theme of today is drowning out racism,” said New York counter-protester Tony Murphy, standing next to demonstrators with colorful earplugs. “The more racists get a platform, the more people get attacked.”
First of all, I am just shaking my head over the ignorant statement by Tony Murphy — he earns chucklehead status. How can it be racist to protest against a code that discriminates against women and gays? I guess this is what truly disturbs me about the progressive socialist left – they’re so horribly uninformed yet they masquerade about as being knowledgeable.
I personally know Ms. Brigitte Gabriel and have read her books. My wife Angela and I are supporters of her organization, ACT for America. And if these leftists were to read Ms. Gabriel’s story, perhaps they’d have a different perspective on her — then again probably not. Brigitte has seen the effects of Islamic jihadism up close and personal, having her home destroyed and living in an underground bunker for years as Hezbollah and other Islamic terror groups laid waste to her homeland of Lebanon. She is a Christian, and is very familiar with what Sharia Law means for Christians, which that can hardly be debated based on what we’ve seen throughout history. How perplexing that the progressive socialist left has embraced one Linda Sarsour, organizer of the post-inaugural Women’s March, who spoke about inflicting genital mutilation against Brigitte Gabriel. Yep, that’s certainly something we want to embrace, huh?
One can only deduce that the western progressive socialist left, for whatever reason, finds unity, a special bond, with Islamo-fascism. The left fails to possess the intellectual capability to discern what has masqueraded as a religion yet is actually a theocratic-political totalitarian ideology, advanced using the code of Islamic Sharia law. How does the left explain the Sharia zones in Western Europe and the resulting drastic and grave consequences?
And if the left were intellectually honest — which is a far stretch — they cannot argue that Sharia law is compatible with the principles and values of our Constitutional Republic. Just imagine, this is “Pride Month” and over the weekend there was a Pride March in Washington DC. Ever heard of a Gay Pride parade in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan…I think you get my point. Yet, in California yesterday there was a grand Gay Pride “Resist Trump” march…Planned Parenthood also participated.
Funny, we have a group in America whose raison d’être is killing babies. Mark Steyn wrote in his book “America Alone” of the demographic shift in Europe due to the decreased birth rate of Europeans as opposed to Muslim immigrants. The latter, as we know, are not assimilating but demanding Sharia law and courts…and the stuck on stupid leftists in Europe have granted such…of course climate change is a greater threat. In the UK, far left socialist Jeremy Corbin has made lovely kind overtures towards groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. And there can be no doubt that UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an electoral setback due to her Islamist leaning policies when she was Home Secretary, allowing the infiltration of Sharia supporting jihadists, to the tune of 23,000 now.
It appears that the progressive socialist left finds more comfort standing with Islamo-fascists, because after all they share the same political adversaries. Liberal progressives on the left would rather align with anyone aiding them in defeating constitutional conservatives; they choose islamo-fascists such as those with the Council for American Islamic Relations. The left leans towards radical secular humanism that denigrates, demeans, and disparages the Christian faith and seeks to relegate it to a non public existence. Well, we know how Islamists who advocate for Sharia law feel about Christians.
The progressive socialist left is where we find the most anti-Israel sentiment, especially with this recent BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions) movement. The left is aligned with the Palestinian movement, which focuses on undermining Israel’s existence, and Hamas flatly calls for Jewish death and destruction. The left and Islamists both rant about “tolerance” but we all know it only means a tolerance of that which they approve. The progressive socialist left does not embrace an ideal of individual freedom and liberty, they prefer collectivism. And the Islamo-fascist jihadists who prefer Sharia law follow suit as the Ummah has no regard for individualism, as they separate the world into Dar-al-Harb and Dar-al-Islam. Am I the only one who is confused by the progressive socialist left that decries women’s rights…but this past weekend they were out marching in support of a totalitarian ideology, a code of law, that denies women basic rights?
I wonder how many of the counter anti-Sharia protesters, such as ol’ Tony Murphy, have ever read the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum? In that document, the Muslim Brotherhood, who advocates for Sharia law, outlines how they will conduct a “civilizational jihad” in America. And how peculiar that the poster child for the progressive socialist left, Barack Obama, requested members of the Muslim Brotherhood to be seated front and center when he spoke at Cairo University back in April 2009.
I began this missive asking a question, if the progressive socialist left can be entrusted to safeguard our nation? It was a rhetorical question but the answer is an obvious no. The left is maniacal right now because they demand power and subjugation. Islamo-fascists demand conversion, subjugation, or death — those options emanate from the letter Mohammed wrote to Byzantine Emperor Heraclius. And we know that Mohammed represents the “perfect man,” but his actions and traditions are not perfect for a western liberal democracy, certainly not consistent with our Constitution.
Yet, the progressive socialist left thinks it [Sharia law] is ok, and any contrary perspective or discussion will only bring their angst, and yes, their violence, as there were some counter-protesters arrested this weekend. Funny, the progressive socialist left and Islamo-fascists seem to believe that confrontation, coercion, intimidation and violence are the only ways to advance their beliefs. This is why they find themselves in alliance. This is why we have little progressive socialists running around in black with faces covered, resembling Islamic jihadists, burning cars and damaging vehicles, threatening peaceful supporters they see as the enemy.
This is why, perhaps, along with Sharia law, there is no place in America for progressive socialism.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]