the extremes attack the middle 5.31.2005

There Is An Unholy Alliance
Mohammad Basirul Haq Sinha: “You often call for uniting Muslim and progressive forces globally. How far is it possible under current situation?”

Galloway: “Not only do I think it’s possible but I think it is vitally necessary and I think it is happening already. It is possible because the progressive movement around the world and the Muslims have the same enemies. Their enemies are the Zionist occupation, American occupation, British occupation of poor countries mainly Muslim countries. They have the same interest in opposing savage capitalist globalization which is intent upon homogenizing the entire world turning us basically into factory chickens which can be forced fed the American diet of everything from food to Coca-Cola to movies and TV culture. And whose only role in life is to consume the things produced endlessly by the multinational corporations. And the progressive organizations & movements agree on that with the Muslims.

“Otherwise we believe that we should all have to speak as Texan and eat McDonalds and be ruled by Bush and Blair. So on the very grave big issues of the day-issues of war, occupation, justice, opposition to globalization-the Muslims and the progressives are on the same side.”

The enemy of my enemy is not necessarly my friend. While it may be true that progressives and Muslim extremists oppose McDonalds and some of the other trappings of western civilization, the root of their opposition cannot be more night and day.

Progressives may oppose the dehumanizing effects of multinationals and the destruction of local cultures in favor of trans-national corporations because they see each of these structures--nationalism and trans-national corporations--as instruments of control. But Muslim extremists oppose these structures because they aren't running them and using them in the cause of increasing Muslim extremist control, all in the name of Allah. And what they don't control they wish to destroy.

Poor George Galloway doesn't realize that if he were to actually succeed, rather than simply tilting at windmills because it gains him votes in his English district, that he'd be the first person whose head would be severed from his body and mounted on a pike as an example of the useful fools of the West who were no longer useful.

posted by William Woody at 9:23 AM

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