Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The red and the green

The seemingly improbable partnership that has emerged in recent years between figures like Lynne Stewart and Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman is the subject of David Horowitz’s new book, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left. According to Horowitz, links that began to form between Islamists and American leftists at the end of the cold war have been cemented by 9/11 and the Iraq war. Calling this alliance the “Hitler-Stalin pact of our times,” he warns of its potential impact, especially in undermining the war on terror.

From “The Left and the Islamists”, an essay by Joshua Kurlantzick in Commentary. Kurlantzick goes beyond reviewing Horowitz's book in his piece, and examines the “red-green alliance”, telling us how these two sides, whose interests were otherwise hardly aligned, were brought together by the anti-globalisation movement. Read the full thing.

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