[Marxism] Socialism and Islam

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jan 15 16:03:08 MST 2007

Given the new Crusade mounted by Anglo-American imperialism since 
9/11, it is completely understandable that some radicals would 
identify with those under attack in the same way that the war in 
Vietnam led young radicals to break with their class and explore 
socialism in the 1960s. If we are in the throes of a new kind of Cold 
War, perhaps it makes sense to align oneself with Washington's new 
enemies. If one can reach the conclusion that the Kremlin stood for 
historical progress, despite its hidebound bureaucratic top layers, 
why not see political Islam in the same fashion? If secular and 
socialist forces are exhausted, why not form alliances with a 
powerful global movement that seems to have inexhaustible reservoirs 
of anti-imperialist fervor?

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2007/01/15/socialism-and-islam/

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