Why are liberals and leftists always defending Islam?
They have nothing but scorn for Christians who oppose the LGBT agenda. But Muslims oppose the LGBT agenda even more. To the point, in many Islamic countries, the killing of gays.
Feminists attack Christianity for its alleged mistreatment of women. But Islam treats women far worse than anything seen in the West.
Similarly, Muslims, in general, support traditional sexual morality and oppose abortion. And, unlike Christians, in Islamic countries, they would likely punish the leftists who are agreeing with them for their secularism and unbelief.
When a terrorist turns out to be a Muslim, those on the left make a point of saying that we shouldn’t blame all Muslims, which is true enough. And yet when a Christian does something that offends them, they don’t make the same caution against over-generalization about Christianity. Indeed, they often tar all Christians with the same brush.
ANOTHER THOUGHT: The left is worried that Christians are going to establish a theocracy. But establishing societies ruled by the Q’uran is a major goal of Islam, and Islamic States really are theocracies.
The left is always on the alert for “Islamaphobia.” While being oblivious to their own “Christophobia.”
Why is this? Michael Brown, excerpted after the jump, raises these questions. He doesn’t really have an answer for them.
I suspect the left’s tradition of anti-colonialism is part of the answer, but it can hardly account for the continuation of these sentiments in the new post-Marxist climate of gender politics.
I realize the question could be turned around: Why don’t Christians ally themselves with Muslims, since they agree on all of this retrograde morality?
Secularists, assuming all religions are just about morality and are thus, all the same, can’t understand religious differences. Islam is a religion of pure Law, with no Gospel of grace, redemption, and forgiveness. So, for Christians, whose faith is built on the Gospel, see a vast chasm between them. (Though liberal Christians who have replaced the Gospel of salvation for a social gospel built on politics and moralism do have that liberal sympathy.)
Can anyone explain this phenomen?