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Bruce Bawer: The lefts alliance with Islam trumps rights of women, gays, and Jews.
And of course, nobody in the Social Democratic hierarchy was shocked by any of this. They couldn’t have been. They know very well what they’ve allied themselves with. They don’t care. For on the left, the alliance with Islam trumps all other considerations, including the left’s supposed devotion to the rights of women, gays, and Jews. So it is that while any non-Muslim who says even the most innocuous thing that might be interpreted by the most oversensitive troublemaker as offensive to women or gays (not so much to Jews, though) can expect to be condemned in the harshest possible terms by morally alert socialists, Muslims are different. Muslims, in the eyes of those very same socialists, are exempt from such criticism, such, condemnation. They’re above it, precisely because, reality aside, today’s left-wing ideology insists on characterizing them as beneath everyone else – the ultimate victims, the most downtrodden of the downtrodden, the “least of these,” the quintessential “Other.” And since they’re on the very bottom, there’s nobody below them for them to stomp on – so that even when they spew the vilest, most murderous rhetoric about other groups, it just doesn’t count.Such is the twisted logic that makes it possible for the likes of Mustafa to get to the top to the heap in today’s Europe.[..]
Meanwhile, party secretary Carin Jämtin seemed determined to distance the national party from Mustafa’s departure. Insisting that national party leaders had not asked for his resignation, she placed the responsibility for his exit squarely on Palm and her crew in Stockholm. Among the top party members who lamented Mustafa’s departure was former MP Mariam Osman Sherifay, who said, “I’m very critical of those who have depicted him as homophobic, anti-Semitic, and against equality between men and women…..Fear and Islamophobia have won.” Weiderud echoed her view, saying that Swedish Muslims were “extremely saddened and disappointed” by the whole kerfuffle and feel “hugely misunderstood” – for, after all, “Swedish Muslims are among the most progressive in the world, and Omar Mustafa is one of the most progressive.” Bruce Bawer: Swedish Left Reluctantly Drops Israel-Hating Party Leader