The left’s favorite American Olympic athlete came nowhere close to winning a single medal, but she is beloved because she is a Mohammedan who openly hates America as a racist country. (Hillary Clinton ignored America’s first gold medalist, but was happy to sing the praises of the America-bashing Mohammedan who won nothing.) And the same leftists who mock Mormons for Temple garments worn under their clothing think her hijab (a.k.a. Islamic Slave Collar) is cool and chic.
They don’t care about her as an athlete, or even as a person. They only care about her value as a symbol. You may find it odd that the American left has suddenly decided to embrace a religion that unapologetically oppresses women and openly hates gays; a religion that is historically synonymous with the African slave trade. If you do, you do not understand the left.
The Democrat candidate for Senate in North Carolina is a former head of the state ACLU who once threatened to sue an elementary school for allowing children to sing Christmas songs at a PTA meeting. The notion that children singing Christmas carols is tantamount to the establishment of state religion is absurd to any rational person. The left’s insistence that non-Christians have their feelings hurt when they hear a Christmas carol or see a Nativity Scene in a public park was the origin, I think, of the whole Tyranny of the Feelings we suffer today. But how can the left thoroughly despise one religion. Christianity, that preaches things left-wingers claim to believe (tolerance, love for other people including your enemies) and embrace a religion, Islam, that preaches intolerance and is antithetical to the left’s self-proclaimed positions on women, gays, and minorities?
The foremost motivation of the left is the will to power. And their chosen path to power is through an all-powerful state that completely regulates not just the government, but also the economy, and ultimately the thoughts and interactions of all their citizens.
A society where Christianity is universally embraced and broadly practiced would have no need of a powerful central state to regulate and control human behavior. Hence, the Christian church is a rival to the left for power. “We can’t abide people letting some church run their lives,” they proclaim loudly, while quietly whispering, “That’s our job.”
The strain of anti-Christianity runs deep in the American left. This, and political advantage, are why the left and Islam have made common cause.