Left and “right” band together against reality
It seems that the left and the mainstream “right” have been jumping all over Glenn Beck, calling him “delusional,” for warning that the popular uprisings in the Muslim world could lead to a restored caliphate based on sharia law. But, counters Diana West writing at Big Peace, isn’t Beck correct? According to polls, three quarters of Egyptians want to live under a regime of strict sharia. Two million of them gathered in Tahrir Square cheering Muslim Brotherhood theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s call for the conquest of Jerusalem.
West concludes her column thus:
But even if “Arab spring” should fail, [William] Kristol writes, “there would be still be a case, for reasons of honor and duty … to stand with the opponents of tyranny.” Doing so, he continues, would not only “vindicate American principles and mean a gain for American interests but because we claim those American principles to be universal principles.”Exactly right. The Muslims have an imperial vision of a single world under the universal rule of Islam. But liberal and “conservative” Westerners, intoxicated by their own imperial vision a single world under the universal rule of liberalism, are incapable of recognizing the existence of an opposing universalism. Which means that they are incapable of defending the West from it.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 26, 2011 03:28 PM | Send