As a Muslim, I am Shocked by Liberals and Leftists

If you had grown up, as I did, between two authoritarian governments — the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria — under the leadership of people such as Hafez al Assad, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, you would have seen your youth influenced by two major denominations of Islam in the Muslim world: the Shia and the Sunni. I studied both, and at one point was even a devout Muslim. My parents, who still live in Iran and Syria, come from two different ethnic Muslim groups: Arab and Persian.

You also would have seen how the religion of Islam intertwines with politics, and how radical Islam rules a society through its religious laws, sharia. You would have witnessed how radical Islam can dominate and scrutinize people’s day-to-day choices: in eating, clothing, socializing, entertainment, everything.

You would have seen the tentacles of its control close over every aspect of your life. You would have seen the way, wielded by fundamentalists, radical Islam can be a powerful tool for unbridled violence. It is the fear of this violence, torture, and death, wielded by extremist Muslims, that keeps every person desperate to obey.

  • Marvin
  • Malcolm Y

    Don’t care. You also have to go.

    • WalterBannon

      I agree. We need a zero tolerance approach to Islam.

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile slight mention of riots today in Egypt against Christians.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      Muslim….not EX Muslim.

      it’s just another “Not all Muslims” puff piece.

    • Hardly at all.

  • Good piece. One thing I will say: Majid Rafizadeh is published in the Saudi Arab News (I love it for the comments) because he’s a regular Iran-basher. That doesn’t necessarily make him a hack, or meretricious, but it is a bit like finding out someone is a regular on Press TV.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Meretricious is a word not used often enough in this day and age.

      • El Martyachi

        We should all deign to conduct ourselves more meretriciously.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    “As a Muslim”……….

    If they truly believed any of what they were saying they would be an EX Muslim.

    Just more, “not all Muslims” trust us “Moderates” bullshit from Gatestone.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    As 4chan would say: “remove kebab”.

  • Because liberals have their egos tied in with their rancid and illogical political positions, they cannot see what is plain.

  • Of course, the leftists know all that, they know how evil and destructive Islam is. But they are cowards (of course, not consciously so, they would not admit it even to themselves, but below conscious self-awareness they are cowards). Being moved by unadmitted cowardice, they pretend that what they do (or don’t do) is virtue, indeed ideal and beautiful.

    • Alain

      Not to disagree completely but I still find they are motivated just like the Muslims by the goal of the complete destruction of Western civilisation. Hate is the fuel they run on.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Yes it’s a classic unholy Alliance. Both sides figure they will be able to take care of the other once Western Civilization is destroyed

      • Yes, of course, That too. But in relation to the Muslims, there is at root a fear of retribution if they object or resist, and then a cowardly giving up. I am referring to the personal psychology of the leftists.