As I’ve been pretty swamped for the past six days due to my trip to Santa Barbara for the David Horowitz Freedom Center retreat, then a journey to Carpinteria for dissertation research at my grad school, I haven’t had time to blog as regularly as I would have liked and have also fallen behind on my reading.
This morning, finally finishing Mark Steyn’s most insightful book, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, I took note of an observation in the concluding chapter. He wonders at the reluctance of the chattering classes to condemn Islamofascism:
Behead sodomites and mutilate female genitalia, and gay groups and feminist groups can’t wait to march alongside you denouncing Bush and Blair.
As we’ve noted numerous times before, gay groups seem more interested in denouncing Western conservatives than addressing the plight of our fellows persecuted by Islamic tyrannies. It seems they’re reluctant to take issue with radical Islamicists because they see their activities as manifestation against the oppression of Western “imperialism.” They represent just another member of the coalition of the oppressed.
No wonder David Horowitz has speculated about an unholy alliance of “Radical Islam and the American Left.”
But, educated on the previaling bromides in academia and of left-wing movements that the real enemy in our own attitudes, all too many fail to see the dangers abroad.