Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali [recently] compared radical Islam to the wokeness that has infected American society today, warning that the left has “inculcated in a generation of students an ideology that has much more in common with the intolerant doctrines of a religious cult” than with the secular political thought she studied in college. …
She noted that the adherents of both ideologies “pursue ideological purity, certain of their own rectitude.”
“Neither the Islamists nor the woke will engage in debate,” Ali said. “Both prefer indoctrination of the submissive and damnation of those who resist.”
“The two ideologies have distinctive rituals,” she added. “Islamists shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘death to America.’ The Woke shout ‘black lives matter’ and ‘I can’t breathe.’ Islamists pray to Mecca. The Woke take the knee. Both like burning the American flag.”
“Both take offense at every opportunity and demand, not just apologies, but concessions,” Ali continued. “Both ideologies aim to tear down the existing system and replace it with utopias that always turn out to be hellish anarchies: Islamic State in Raqqa. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle.”
Ali also pointed out that both Islamism and wokeism are “collectivist.”
“Group identity trumps the individual,” she said. “Both tolerate — and often glorify — violence carried out by zealots.”
“The grievances of Islamists and the woke aren’t merely economic, and they won’t be satisfied with jobs or entitlements, or any other blandishments politicians are willing to offer,” Ali warned. “Their motivations are ideological, and they will be satisfied only with power.”
Global politics is currently a three-way struggle between western civilization, Islam, and wokeism/communism (wokeism is the child of communism).
The latter two are totalitarian, and are currently allied against western civ.
The signature characteristic of a communist/wokeist or Islamist is their refusal to debate (though they sometimes pretend, because both ideologies condone lying to nonbelievers). Rational argument to arrive at the truth is not their way, because they already know “their truth” and simply wish to impose it in order to gain power. Power and plunder is their foremost value, so for them the means justify the ends.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific