Islamism is an anti-working class movement. Like other sectarian movements, it divides workers on the basis of religion and race.
Opposition to islamism is not islamophobia as some on the left claim. Both Islamic reaction and Western imperialism are our enemies (whatever the disparity in firepower). No-one who stands for working class unity should submit to the moral blackmail of those who argue that opposing the islamists is racist. In any case this claim is an insult to those people of muslim background who reject religion. It is also a propaganda gift to all those who carry out racist or nationalist propaganda under the guise of opposing islamic terrorism.
Indiscriminate killings by suicide bombings such as 9/11, 7/7 and the Madrid train bombings (which mainly killed waged and salaried workers) reveal in the clearest possible way that the perpetrators have nothing but contempt for the working class. What’s more, these atrocities only provide justification for even greater state control over working class lives.
It is our duty to oppose and expose the reactionary nature of islamism.
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