The problem with the Left
By Ali Sina
5 April 2006
From the original faithfreedom.org site. Link: https://faithfreedom.org/oped/sina60405.htm
[Ali Sina’s collection of articles from the original blog can be read here http://faithfreedom.org/Author/Sina.htm while those of other authors can be read here http://faithfreedom.org/ancient_Articles.php ]
Dearest Mr. Sina,
I’m really glad that I came across your website. It enlightened my view about Islam, and made me see things in a different perspective. As a person who not very long ago belonged to the side of the politically correct extreme left, I have managed to enlighten myself with a series of articles of various writers and columnists, whether Right or Left, liberals or conservatives. The truth about Muhammad I’ve finally accepted after reading your site. Thank you so much! Thank you! It makes me feel so much better! Enough political correctness! Time to call a spade a spade!
I live in Israel , which is currently in a struggle against that very satanic force of Islam which you speak so loudly against in your site. Not long ago, I believed that the terror attacks are a result of Israel ‘s policy in the territories. After reading a series of articles, I realized there is much more behind that, and that the extreme left simply twisted the facts, to make Israel look bad, regardless of the actions of the Palestinian side. Although I believe Israel should withdraw from the territories, and shouldn’t have occupied them in the first place, because it brought only trouble upon my country, I believe the so called religion of Islam should be denounced in any non-violent way possible.
Today I’ve sent a link to your site to an extreme left person, with whom I’ve been corresponding online via PMs in a forum for a while now, and he stated that your site contains enough lies and falsifications to kill an elephant, and is probably, “propaganda of the American extreme-right”. When I tried to explain him that your goal is not to monger hatred towards Muslims, but to save them from the clutches of the evil that possesses so many of them, he stated that exiles from Islamic countries (Like yourself) who escaped the clutches of the tyrannies are not reliable, because you might have fabricated everything in order to promote hate against the Muslims and classify them all as terrorist. When I explain him that the root of Islamic terrorism is Muhammad, whom
people like Ahmadinejad and Bin Laden want to imitate, he states that Muhammad’s life has nothing to do with that, bringing up tu quoque arguments about Christians and Jews. I’m all hope I’ll be able to enlighten that person about Islam, because the more people realize the dangers of that evil religion, the better it is for the sake of humanity. If you have any advice how I can enlighten that person, I will really appreciate it.
While I fully support your cause in persuading people to leave Islam, I don’t think you should exclude people such as Irshad Manji as allies. Even though you argue that Islam cannot be modernized, and I already read why you think so, while she believes it can be, I think we should encourage any person (With the exception of people who monger racist hate against people just because they are Muslims, and incite to destroy them physically) in the world who speaks against the evils of Islam in order to make this world a better place. After all, yours and Manji’s goals are the same: To set the Muslims free from the chains of the evil Sheikhs, Mullahs and Imams. This battle should be won non-violently, and with enough power, we will succeed!
I will greatly appreciate if you respond to my comment and publish it on your site for the world to see. I still have lots to discuss with you, so I’ll write you more after your reply.
Thank you for your letter. It is encouraging to see that even someone from the Left can see the light. This is however as rare as a Muslim seeing the truth. So, let us pat ourselves on the back because you and I are among the smart ones.
Marxism is another sickness affecting mankind. In Iran during the time of Stalin era and after him, the leftists were treacherously supporting the Soviets and openly working against the interests of their own country. You won’t believe that they organized a big commemoration when Stalin, that butcher of millions of Russians died. During the Islamic revolution of 1979, they completely supported the Islamists in their revolution and participated in their atrocities until they themselves were crushed by Khomeini. So the leftists are not only traitors they are also fools. Today they have sought refuge in the West particularly in the USA and are working against the West and are mortal enemies of America . This is mind boggling. Some of them claim to be anti Islamists but use the exact same rhetoric against the West that the Muslims use. In India the leftists are the ones who are supporting the Islamists and in Israel it is the leftists that undermine the interests of their own country, constantly criticizing Israel even siding with the terrorists.
Why is that so? It’s because Marxism does not recognize nationality. According to their twisted interpretation of history, all wars are economically driven and are fomented by the capitalists to sell arms. This is their childish definition of all human conflicts. Based on their utopia, the proletariats of all nations have common interests and won’t raise arms against one another. History proved them wrong. The Soviets and the Chinese were in a state of cold war for decades and during the WWI and WWII the European workers took arms against each other and killed one another. Despite the evidence that communism is a failed paradigm, leftists can’t give up their dogma easily. To them this is a religion.
According to this religion, all poor people are good and all rich people are bad; all colored people are oppressed and all Whites are oppressors; all cultures are equally good except the Western culture that is exploitative. And of course morality is relative, and right and wrong must be redefined. These are all dogmas. Like the belief in jinns, these are logical fallacies and hocus-pocus. All these claims can be debunked. All cultures are not the same. How can a culture that subjugates women and castigates minorities be equal to one that promotes equality of rights and freedom of speech? It’s stupid to say all cultures are equal. Cultures evolve and some of them are less evolved. Some cultures are not cultures at all but barbarities. Cultural relativism is a fallacy.
Left has failed to become appealing. People show little interest in Marxist utopia. What is the problem? The problem is Judeo-Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and virtually all religions. What is the solution? The solution is to get rid of religions. How? By destroying everything they stands for, including morality. In this way you can pave the road for the communist takeover. Islam is however the exception. Islam has always been used as a tool of domination throughout the history. Mirza Malkam Khan, a Muslim revivalist/reformist of the 19th century used to say: “Tell the Muslims something is in the Quran, and they will die for you.” Malkam Khan was an Armenian who converted to Islam to use it for his political agenda. The cartoon row and the Quran in toilet episode showed the world that he was right. You can find anything in the Quran to support any agenda. This book is filled with contradictory statements. Since the masses of Muslims are ignorant of their religion, they can be stirred to any direction. The communists foolishly assume that they can tap into this Islamic ignorance and Muslims’ proclivity for mass hysteria and use it to their own advantage. However, the reverse has always been the case. It is always the Muslims who have used the communists to come to power and once there, they have turned against them and slit their throat, both figuratively and literally.
In Islamic countries, many leftists give an Islamic flavor to their political ideology. The Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iran is one example of that. The leader of this faction (better call it cult) is as ruthless as Stalin. (Read about his atrocities and see what you get when you mix two evil ideologies)
The society can live without religion but it can’t live without morality. We must not throw the baby with the bathwater. Judeo-Christianity has done a lot of harm, but it has done also a lot of good. It has given birth to the greatest civilization that mankind has ever known. Let us not be biased. This democracy that has brought to the world this much progress in the last couple of centuries, could not have been born in any other culture. Muslims are not even capable of embracing it even today.
I admit that Judeo-Christianity has outlived its utility. But the problem is that by destroying its ethos the liberals only pave the road for the Islamic takeover. As long as we don’t have an alternative source of morality, the harm caused by getting rid of all religions will outweigh any possible good.
You say “Israel should withdraw from the territories, and shouldn’t have occupied them in the first place, because it brought only trouble upon my country.” It was not Israel who launched the six day war. Israel defended itself against the aggression of the Muslims, that attacked her from all directions.
Cannon muzzles of Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,
Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon drowning the Jews in the sea
The combined forces of Egypt, Syria,
Jordan and Lebanon (1967)
Cartoons showing how Arabs gloated about destroying Israel. Had they won the war, they would have “finished what Hitler left undone”. Muslims have no mercy. Remember Beslan?
Whatever Israel captured in that self defense is legitimately hers. If Muslims can invade a country and claim it theirs, why Israel should not keep territories won in a war of self defense? The problems of Israel would not have been any less if it had not occupied these territories. Eight Arab countries attacked Israel before occupation. The reason there has not been other attacks on Israel since then is because they fear Israel. The problem of the Middle East has nothing to do with occupation. They have to do with the fact that Israelis are Jews. It is not about what they do, but who they are. Arabs have been killing one another and occupying each other’s lands constantly and no one even thinks about that. That is the most natural thing since Islam started.
I don’t think unilateral withdrawing from the so called occupied territories is a good policy. Muslims should not receive any concessions unilaterally or they interpret it as the sign of weakness and become emboldened. They do not give concessions, they only demand them. Have you seen the signs saying “don’t feed wiled animals”? Or “a fed bear is a dead bear”? It’s because by feeding wild beasts, they don’t become grateful but rather they come after you. If you want animals to respect you, you must make them fear you. The Muslims’ brains work very much like that. There would be no peace unless Muslims fear us. We will go through the WWIII and billions would die for the world to see this truth. Political correctness is stupidity. People are not equals. If they believe in evil ideologies they become evil and do evil. Those who want to kill you should not have the same rights as those who want to live with you in peace and harmony.
Today it is the political Left that is supporting the infiltration of Islam in the West. They see Islam as their ally because Islam is against Judeo-Christianity (Islam is against everything). A good example of that is what happened in Spain when the Rodrï¿½guez Zapatero’s Socialist government was elected, thanks to the bombing in Madrid. He announced a plan for a ï¿½road mapï¿½ that would treat all religions equally under law. With this he removed all Catholic symbols from public spaces and ended the religious instructions in the schools. He also divested the Catholic Church of the economic and social privileges it had enjoyed traditionally in Spain. At the same time, only weeks after the Madrid bombing in which Muslims massacred nearly two hundred Spaniards, their socialist government opened the gates of Spain to Muslim immigrants. Then this very government that cut all the funds from the Church, started subsidizing mosques. The stated purpose of this subsidy is to make the mosques less dependent on money from militant groups abroad. But doesn’t this goes against the very claim that they made to separate religions from the state? Now compare that with the treatment that the Christians get in Islamic countries.
How can one explain this blatant travesty? The non-Muslims should work and pay taxes so their government hand that to the Muslims so they can plan the destruction of their country. Is there any insanity bigger than this? Is this not dhimmitude? If the government of Spain was caliphate would it be any different? One must be blind not to see the hidden agenda of Rodriguez Zapatero and his socialist government. The objective is not equality, but the destruction of Judeo-Christian mores. The socialist government of Spain sees Christianity as an obstacle and is doing everything possible to destroy it. Alas, the harm that this government has caused to Spain is irreparable already. Nothing will save Spain except a civil war. That is on the making. Just wait another two decades or less. Ironically that is what would save Spain, the alternative is Islamization of that country and its total destruction. Naturally, if we succeed to beat Islam in time, all that gory scenarios can be averted and the new immigrants will become loyal citizens of Spain.
Marxists are not just the enemies of religions, they see patriotism as a problem too. They hope to establish the world dictatorship of the proletariats. The Islamists also see patriotism as a problem. Their goal is to create the Islamic world Caliphate. So both these groups, wherever they are, make people hate their own country and cultural heritage. In order to subdue people and impose on them your ethos, you have to rob them from their identity. You must make them hate their own culture, heritage, mores, government and religion. These are what gives strength to people. Divested from their identity, they become like potty in your hands. Once you rob them from their selfhood, you can shape them in any way you like. That is exactly what Muslims and Marxists do. That is why they have this much enmity with your culture, religion and heritage.
Watch this shocking video clip on Joseph Cohen, a Jew who converted to Islam, changed his name to Yousef al Khattab and now not only he hates Israel, he actually praises the suicide bombers who kill the Israelis and says all Jews should be killed. When asked about the innocent children, this father of four said that is okay to kill them too because they go to paradise.
This man has lost his humanity. His conscious has been reduced to the level of an animal. He is basically bereft of conscience. He is now a brainless zombie. This is how Islam dehumanizes people, fills them with hate and converts them into monsters. Do you see now that being evil has nothing to do with our ethnicity and has everything to do with what we believe? If Gandhi was born in an Islamic country and if he was subjected to all the hate propaganda that Muslim children are subjected to, would he have still believed in non-violence? Of course not! He probably would have become another Osama Bin Laden. It’s education that makes us who we are.
Perhaps the Israeli leftists are not as open about their hatred of Israel as is Yousef al Khattab and certainly they do not advocate killing Israeli children but their rhetoric is the same. They have the same mindset that Muslims have; the same logic, or lack there of; use the same tu-quoque arguments and harbor the same hatred of their own culture, government and country. The difference is perhaps in `degree but not in substance.
The leftists, like Muslims, give lip service to equality and justice. But like them they divide mankind into “us” (the poor/the believers) and “them” (the rich,/the unbelievers) and they direct their hatred at “them” while portraying the “us” as victims. Inducing the feeling of victimhood is the greatest motivator to incite hate and that is what the leftists and the Muslims do best.
This is what ideologies do to people. I even have received hate mail from a Christian. He asked me for a link exchange. I told him he is welcome to link to my site but I can’t link to his because it would not only give a false impression of my site I also do not believe in Christianity. His next email was filled with insults and vituperation. Ideology is evil. It robs one from rational thinking and once one loses that ability, he become like an animal. To the degree that you subscribe to an ideology, any ideology, you become dehumanized. Man is noble because he is capable of independent thought. You lose that through beliefs and ideologies.
When the Islamists came to power in Iran, the first thing they did was to destroy the Iranian heritage and up to this day, they are at it. Marxism and Islam have a lot in common. They have similar goals and similar methodologies. So it is natural that they see each other as allies. What unites these two odd bedfellows is their mutual hatred of freedom and democracy. Curiously, the extreme Right, the neo Nazis, are also with them in this orgy of madness. At the same time that these groups take advantage of democracy to come to power, demanding their rights to free speech so that they can spew hate, they do everything they can to destroy the foundation of that democracy so they can stay there for ever.
With this I do not mean that the leftists are bad people. I also don’t think that Muslims are bad people. Both Muslims and the leftists are fooled by evil ideologies and as the result do evil things with the best of intentions. As the saying goes: the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Ignorance is the mother of all evils. Foolish people can do tremendous harm while they think they are doing good. The leftists are self-righteous, but so are the Muslims. Neither of them can possibly imagine that they are destroying the world.
Your Marxist friend is a hopeless case. Waste not your time on him. Spread the truth. Eventually the light of the truth will illumine the world. Let those who prefer to hide their heads in the sand alone. Expose their fallacies and leave them. There is a world that needs to be awakened. Use your efforts judiciously. Sow where the yield is more copious.
[This is from the original Faithfreedom.org site. Ali Sina’s collection of articles from the original blog can be read here http://faithfreedom.org/Author/Sina.htm while those of other authors can be read here http://faithfreedom.org/ancient_Articles.php ]