I know a fair number of Communists in this city, and when I run into them on the street I always ask if they've converted to Islam yet. None so far, but it's a matter of time till they all convert. It's the new wave for stupid people who like to think of themselves as intellectuals, for group-think parasites who want to be part of the "in crowd," for anti-social types who want to be part of a gang. It's a comfortable identity for the lost and stupid. I would suggest Nirvana instead.
This idiot, like most idiots who convert to Islam and those who stand on the side-lines cheering Islam just like straight women gush about their gay friends, want to be seen as cool people who know things more fully than those they fear, i.e. the normal and well-adjusted individuals who struggle through a difficult existence as well as possible, sometimes successfully in spite of all the hardship that life entails. For the fearful, for those who are afraid of themselves as empty beings with no quality, there is the group to fill them.
Ed West at The Telegraph writes,
[I]slam is, unlike any other faith, more than just a religion – it is also a political idea. And ever since the decline of socialism and Left-wing intellectuals’ abandonment of the working class, third worldist “anti-imperialism” has become the radical chic of choice, especially so with the Holy Land conflict. And what better way of embracing the politics of the 1968 generation than by submitting to Islam?
I like Kurt Cobain. No, I don't have a gun. Booth can visit me any time. I'll suggest Nirvana.
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