Required Reading

Robert Tracinski wants to know why the Left kowtows to Islam:

In fact, a running theme of the left’s arguments, repeated with a great deal of apparent sincerity, is the notion that it is irrational to fear Islam, that describing the religion as violent and dangerous is “Islamophobia.” They seem to have largely talked themselves into believing that they have nothing personally to fear from Islam. Jihadists may throw gays off of buildings in Syria, but it can’t happen here.

This is nonsense, of course, but it is revealing of the mindset. They actually talk themselves into believing that “censorship of LGBT artists” is an equal or even greater threat, far more urgent than anything having to do with Islam. For the left, the main source of evil in the world always comes from within America and from within the West, never outside of it.

The short version is that Islam is fundamentally opposed to Western Civilization, making it seem like a natural ally for Leftists and other vile progressives.

Of course, they’ll be the first with their backs up against the wall — or thrown off the building, or crushed by rocks, beheaded, burned alive, etc.