themarxistblog is alone on the left. We are alone in condemning the Woolwich beheading for what it is…an action straight out of the belief and practice of Islam
This Muslim beheading of a British youth and soldier has thrown the whole of this SWP and WSWS/WRP type left into huge crisis.
Note this very well: Karl Marx who many of these groups claim to follow was very opposed to Islam in the most fundamental way possible.
Karl Marx did not write much about Islam but he did write enough. Only a very few intellectuals in the 19th century were writing about Islam and the Koran, one of those being of course Alexis de Tocqueville, who in preparation for a visit to Algeria made an important and time enduring critique of the Koran.
We have already printed what Marx wrote:
„Der Islam ächtet die Nation der Ungläubigen und schafft einen Zustand permanenter Feindschaft zwischen Muselmanen und Ungläubigen.“
“Islam ostracizes the nation of the unbelievers and creates a state of permanent enemyship between the moslems and the unbelievers.”
– Karl Marx (1818-1883)
(To find the source place the German in google)
(leads to http://www.mlwerke.de/me/me10/me10_168.htm)
and to [“New-York Daily Tribune” Nr. 4054 vom 15. April 1854]
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…although Marx did not write a lot about Islam, as we can see in the above, he wrote enough.
Marx had pinpointed the anti-humanitarian nature of Islam.
All the great recent studies of Islam by the likes of Spencer, Bat Ye’or and Andrew Bostom point to the deeply anti-humanitarian nature of Islam.
GREAT WRITER RAYMOND IBRAHIM
The great writer and opponent of Islam, from an Arab background, Raymond Ibrahim has added a very important addition to our understanding of the Woolwich beheading.
We will quote quite a long piece from this analysis of Raymond Ibrahim of Woolwich. It is of extreme importance for the left and for the future of Marxism. Raymond is not a socialist or Marxist, that matters not one jot, because Raymond like many of these anti-Jihadist writers of today are studying Islam, and their style of writing is TRUTH TO POWER. In other word truth trumps a label.
Why is this of such importance for us on themarxistblog. Answer is because one of the features of Islam in a country like Britain where it has a sizeable MINORITY (THAT IS ABOUT 10 PER CENT) is that it places all of its violence inside a campaign against its supposed victimization.
note VICTIMIZATION THE NAME OF THE GAME
Still that is not the whole answer. Why is this of such extreme importance for us on themarxistblog? The answer here is that groups such as WSWS, SWP, Workers Liberty, Indymedia Ireland, the old WRP remnant of Torrance, the Stalinist Communist Party offshoots ALL ACT AS AGENTS FOR ISLAM and seek also to portray all of the violence of Islam and Muslim into that envelop of victimisation.
These poor “boys” you see are driven to carry out a beheading of an English youth in broad daylight in an English city because of what English soldiers are doing in Afghanistan.
(Kenny Jones of Talk Radio Europe kept talking on his show about “these lads” in referring to the Muslim beheading knife monsters.
The American journalist Nathan Thomas kept on repeating that Woolwich had nothing to do with Islam…just another crime he kept saying.
May be absurd but that is what is happening)
But it is not just those leftists. The situation complicates itself further because it is also the rulers of the various capitalist states today who carry water for Islam.
Thus Cameron insists day after Islamist peace, Boris Johnson says Islam is peace and the beheading insults Islam, Bush on the morning after 9-11 as he stood in the dust from 3000 plus human bodies stated Islam is peace.
How to break out of this?
This is where the analysis of Raymon Ibrahim helps greatly. Raymond is saying that the way that Islam works is related to how many there are in any particular country.
I once asked a Christian from Pakistan how did the Christians in Pakistan manage to exist in such a Sharia land. He answered me with one unforgettable word “Quietly!”
WHY ANALYSIS OF RAYMOND IBRAHIM IS SO IMPORTANT
Here is an extract from Raymond Ibrahim on the indispensable Fox News:
QUOTE Last week in London, two Muslim men shouting jihad’s ancient war-cry, “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a British soldier with a cleaver—in a busy intersection and in broad daylight. They boasted in front of passersby and asked to be videotaped.
As surreal as this event may seem, Islamic beheadings are not uncommon in the West, including the U.S. In 2011, a Pakistani-American who helped develop “Bridges TV”—a station “designed to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims”—beheaded his wife. In Germany in 2012, another Muslim man beheaded his wife in front of their six children—again while hollering “Allahu Akbar.”
Beheading non-Muslim “infidels” in the Islamic world is especially commonplace: in Yemen a “sorceress” was beheaded by the “Supporters of Sharia”; in Indonesia, three Christian girls on their way to school were beheaded; in Syria last Christmas, U.S.-supported rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to the dogs; in Africa—Somalia, Tanzania, Mali—Christians are regularly decapitated. (For a comprehensive picture of Christian suffering under Islam, see my new book, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.)
Most recently, a disturbing video surfaced from “liberated” Libya of a machete-wielding masked man hacking at the head of a captive—again, to cries of “Allahu Akbar!”
But the greater lesson of the London beheading concerns its audacity—done in broad daylight with the attackers boasting in front of cameras, as often happens in the Islamic world.
It reflects what I call “Islam’s Rule of Numbers,” a rule that expresses itself with remarkable consistency: The more Muslims grow in numbers, the more Islamic phenomena intrinsic to the Muslim world—in this case, brazen violence against “infidels”—appear.
In the U.S., where Muslims are less than 1% of the population, London-style attacks are uncommon. Islamic assertiveness is limited to political activism dedicated to portraying Islam as a “religion of peace,” and sporadic, but clandestine, acts of terror.
In Europe, where Muslims make for much larger minorities, open violence is common. But because they are still a vulnerable minority, Islamic violence is always placed in the context of “grievances,” a word that pacifies Westerners.
With an approximate 10% Muslim population, London’s butcherers acted brazenly, yes, but they still invoked grievances. Standing with bloodied hands, the murderer declared: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone…. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.”
Days later in Stockholm, which also has a large Muslim minority, masked rioters destroyed 100 cars and property. The grievance for this particular outbreak was that police earlier shot a(nother) machete-wielding “immigrant” in self-defense.
Grievances disappear when Muslims become at least 35-40% of a nation and feel capable of waging an all-out jihad, as in Nigeria, where the Muslim-majority north has been terrorizing Christians—bombing hundreds of churches and beheading hundreds of infidels.
Sudan was an earlier paradigm, when the Khartoum government slaughtered millions to cleanse Sudan of Christians and polytheists. Historically Christian-majority Lebanon plunged into a deadly civil war as the Muslim population grew….END QUOTE
In a later article we will try to show how the left of today, blackguards against Marx and Marxism all of them, are being thrown into such a crisis by the Woolwich Muslim Beheading…keep tuned into themarxistblog