The birth of a global civil society

Soumayya GhannoushiSoumaya Ghannoushi, writing for Al Jazeera, has an extremely astute analysis of the world in the early 21st century. The whole article is worth reading but there is one section that is particularly pertinent to the analysis that Islamophobia Watch has carried of the trajectory of some on the socialist left:

“Some from the Left have deserted their old positions and have moved to the side of power and big business, turning into cheerleaders for wars of aggression and the trampling of the principle of national sovereignty and norms of international law. While speaking the language of liberalism and tolerance, these have recycled rightwing racist clichés about Islam to dismiss the rapprochement with Muslims as an ‘unholy alliance’.”

Al Jazeera, 5 April 2006