Speaking on a panel discussion at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference, Muslim reformer Asra Nomani offered her thoughts on the similarities between ‚Äúcommunism‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúIslamism‚ÄĚ as both ideologies try to squash religious freedom.
‚ÄúSo when you think of communism, it's an ideology, right?‚ÄĚ Nomani asked. ‚ÄúAnd so, from my vantage point, there is another ideology that we call ‚ÄėIslamism,‚Äô which is the ideology of political Islam.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSo what that means is many of you might have heard of organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood or a lot of the theocracies like in Iran that are running the state. Those are all not just about a religion of Islam, which my parents taught me was how to practice. [It] is about control over people. And that's where I think communism and Islamism are very similar.‚ÄĚ...
Islam‚Äôs mobilizing power attracted Communist activists in the 1910s and 1920s. The Bolsheviks, who lacked organizational infrastructure in the vast Muslim lands of the former Russian empire, allied with Islamic reformers in those areas. They created a special Commissariat for Muslim Affairs under the Tatar Bolshevik Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, promising to establish a distinctive ‚ÄúMuslim Communism‚ÄĚ across the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Here's why:- Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."
Communism, Islamism AND Liberalism are sinner sourced 'ism's which originate with Satan and fight against Christ and His presence. Then there is atheism, secularism, humanism, papism, mormonism, JW'ism, - all false witness'ism's.... Oh and mustn't forget 'feminism'
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."
Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?"
Fred wrote: Both communism and Islam are antagonistic toward individual freedom. It's why communism always defaults toward morality given fallen nature of leaders prone to despotism and the imperative to align with the community or suffer the consequences.
Some pigs are more equal than others, is not exactly a default toward morality, unless I'm reading you wrong.
Both communism and Islam are antagonistic toward individual freedom. It's why communism always defaults toward morality given fallen nature of leaders prone to despotism and the imperative to align with the community or suffer the consequences.
They are both parasitic, destructive, totalitarian ideologies; that is why both appeal to leftist control freaks.
Biblical Protestantism, by contrast, emphasizes liberty of conscience due to belief that only God can change minds (yes, I know they were not always consistent in practice). Tragically however, leftists have used such liberty to promote their anti-liberty agenda.
I have learned a lot about this from the ACT group run by a Lebanese woman whose family was murdered by Islam, Pastor Michael Youssef from the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia (USA, that is), and a book, 'Sword of the Prophet" Serge Trifkovic. I think most Americans have a long way to go in understanding Islam. Most basic difference from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, is that it is a complete system, involving daily life (pray 5 times a day), politics (no Democracies or elections in Muslim states like Saudi Arabia, which is their goal), no music (all considered profane by Islam), among other things.
I think Jesus addressed your question, QC, when He said, ‚ÄúEvery kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?‚ÄĚ Liberalism is infatuated with Islamism and communism because they all serve Lucifer.