Militant Islamists and Leftists

by Clifford D. May

The fact is they agree on key issues.

In his most recent audio tape, Osama bin Laden quotes the radical leftist William Blum, a writer also much praised by such types as Noam Chomsky and Gore Vidal. Blum was a signer, along with Jane Fonda and Barbara Ehrenreich, of the full-page ad that ran in the NY Times in the fall of 2002 arguing against war with Saddam Hussein.

In the Washington Post this morning, Blum says his life’s mission is “if not ending, at least slowing down the American Empire. At least injuring the beast. It’s causing so much suffering around the world.”

Does this not explain why so much of the left is, if not pro-terrorist, at least anti-anti-terrorist?