[Marxism] How Islamophobia is fuelling Muslim outrage

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 20:49:39 MDT 2012

By Jeff Sparrow

“Koran discovered with coffee cup stain on the front cover, US marines
deployed to all Starbucks franchises.”

The quip, retweeted by celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins, exemplifies the
belligerent incomprehension with which so many, including self-proclaimed
liberals, have responded to protests against the film *The Innocence of

Rioting over a YouTube clip that offends the Muslim sky fairy? How
tremendously foolish! How childish; how superstitious; how very, very silly!

Well, we’ve certainly seen ignorance paraded over the last few days but it
is as much by smug progressives as anyone else.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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