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Islamist/Leftist Meeting of Minds

On Friday I noted Osama Bin Laden’s videotaped “Turban Tip” to leftwing MIT professor Noam Chomsky, who has equated U.S. foreign policy with terrorism.
Why the lovefest between OBL – dubbed “Loony Bin” by the New York Post – and Chomsky? As the Post observes (in an editorial suggesting that OBL apply for a job with

the radical left and radical Islam have long had an intellectual alliance, going back at least to the Iranian Revolution, when a collection of Communists and “anti-imperialists” supported the Ayatollah Khomeni’s push to overthrow the U.S.-backed shah.
Both groups, after all, share a fundamental rejection of modern Western “bourgeois” values.


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