Kamm backs Cohen on ‘Left-Islamist alliance’, dismisses Islamophobia

Oliver Kamm“The alliance of Islamists and Leninists that makes up the Respect coalition is not a dalliance born of opportunism. It reflects an extraordinary process in which part of the left has ended up arguing for what by any objective standards are reactionary positions: promotion of religious obscurantism in place of secularism; segregation of the sexes at public events; abridgement of free speech in deference to the sensibilities of those who claim themselves victims of the phantasm of ‘Islamophobia’….”

Oliver Kamm enthusiastically endorses Nick Cohen’s thesis.

Comment is Free, 30 January 2007