Front Page Interviews Tarek Fatah

Jamie Glazov Interviews Tarek Fatah for Frontapage


Fatah on the Left: The Left has betrayed its own principles of universal human rights and equality when it has put its lot with that of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Iranian Ayatollahs and their bagmen in Hamas and Hezbullah. The Left should know these goons. They hunted us down and killed many of us secular and leftwing Muslims. Now a demoralized and intellectually bankrupt Left has thrown in the towel and it seems it has accepted the defeat of socialism and kept its addiction to politics by marching under the flag of Qaradawi, Bin Laden and Nasrallah. How on earth this came about is still a puzzle to me.

The Left should have learnt its lessons in 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeini slaughtered almost 50,000 Iranian comrades of various left factions ranging from communist to social democrats. They were wiped out. Next door in Afghanistan , the Taliban massacred the cadre of leftwing political parties–fellow Muslims–yet today the stalwarts of the Left who choose to live in the comfortable West that they hate, march in solidarity with the despotic Ahmedinejad and the Islamofacsist Nasrallah of Hezbollah. All I can say is that the Left will be the first to be killed if the Islamists gain absolute power in the Muslim world. What a pity.

The movement whose strength lay in its appeal for a more enlightened and equal world has surrendered to those who are misogynists and homophobes, institutionalizing the second class status of women and the disabled while spreading hate against Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and Christians while indulging in suicide bombings of fellow Muslims of different sects. Barbarism should never have had appeal for the Left, but it seems in its current people-starved existence, some in the Left have made allies with the devil. God bless them.

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