Radical Islamists And The Liberals Who Love Them

Remember back to the New York City mosque, and the whole controversy surrounding it? Remember how the Left defended it to the teeth? Remember when Mohammed Morsi was elected president of Egypt, and it was reported that Christians were being executed by the Muslim Brotherhood? Remember when no one on the Left said anything?

This is a cycle that has continued for years: Liberals defend radical Islam, while defaming and mocking Christianity. Liberals latch onto any violence committed by a Christian, while they refuse to call the Fort Hood shooting a terrorist act.

I shouldn’t have to say this, but I will: I know that all of Islam is not radical; rather that the way in which it is practiced in most if the middle-east is radical. At its heart, Islam is a religion of oppression, intolerance and extraordinary violence. And it just keeps getting worse.

According to the Associated Foreign Press, women in Saudi Arabia are being tracked:

“Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are traveling together.”

This means that in addition to not being allowed to drive, women in Saudi Arabia are losing even more of their autonomy; if they had any left.

While the Left defends Islam, women in the middle-east are risking their lives to fight for basic human rights. According to the AFP:

“Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter [about the tracking], after she was alerted by a couple.”

My point is this: radical Islamists oppress and abuse women, kill Christians, hang homosexuals, and commit extraordinary violence, yet many on the Left refuse to acknowledge it. There are surely many reasons why the Left doesn’t condemn radical Islam: because it’s politically incorrect; because it’s not politically expedient; or because they are afraid–but that is unimportant. What is important is their hypocrisy. While the Left defends radical Islam, it regularly decries Christianity as intolerant, bigoted and evil.

This kind of behavior is ridiculous and most of all, insulting to those who are fighting against radical Islamic oppression and violence. It’s not so important to discuss the root of the Left’s hypocrisy, but to expose it. In addition to shining a light on the cruelty of radical Islam, we need to expose the Left’s refusal to decry it.