The Left’s Witch Hunt Against Muslims

Hope Not Hate, a supposedly ‘anti-fascist’ group in Britain, has just compiled a list of people it deems “anti-Muslim”—including devout Muslims.

If there was anything we learnt from McCarthyism, it is that compiling lists of our political foes is a malevolent, nefarious and incredibly dangerous thing to do. But this terrible tactic to simplify and reduce our political opponents to a Rogue’s gallery of “bad guys,” is not solely the domain of the right-wing. As the political horseshoe theory attributed to Jean-Pierre Faye highlights, if we travel far-left enough, we find the very same sneering, nasty and reckless bully-boy tactics used by the far-right. The two extremes of the political spectrum end up meeting like a horseshoe, at the top, which to my mind symbolizes totalitarian control from above. In their quest for ideological purity, Stalin and Hitler had more in common than modern neo-Nazis and far-left agitators would care to admit.

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  • Clinton

    Bollocks. Maajid Nawaz makes the left’s typical mischaracterization of
    nazis as right-wing, when in fact they were left-wing socialists with more
    in common ideologically with Stalin than with people on the right. Both
    groups were evil, and both were left-wing.

    As for the list itself, I don’t doubt it’s been compiled irresponsibly, with
    a faulty methodology. Social Justice Warriors on the left do tend to like
    their “virtue signaling”, and Hope Not Hate strikes me as just that sort.
    It appears that some of the people on their list aren’t “anti-Muslim” so
    much as they have committed the sin of having opinions differing from
    those of HNH.

  • bargogx1

    Hope not Hate, supporting totalitarianism since 2004.

  • Petr

    At least McCarthy war right about the red infiltration, and a lot of the people were actively engaged in subversion. I mean look at Obama. Can you imagine people of the fifties voting for him? Making USA elect him took massive effort in media, academia and entertainment.

    • infedel

      …and the West is right about moislem infiltration —they cannot win on the battlefield so they lie and infilirate

  • David

    “If there was anything we learnt from McCarthyism, it is that compiling lists of our political foes is a malevolent, nefarious and incredibly dangerous thing to do.”

    Why am I not surprised that this was written by a guy named masjid nawaz.

  • Minicapt

    ACLU? SPLC?

    Cheers

  • infedel

    islam was 1400 years of totalitarian conquest prior to communism

  • Kathy Prendergast

    These days you have to travel pretty far to the right to find true fascism, but not too far left before you meet it in all its glory.