Some conservatives appear puzzled at the alliance between the nihilistic Left and Muslim jihadism, between a culture apparently obsessed with forcing homosexuality on school-children and one which throws homosexuals from the tops of buildings, between one that ridicules the notion of a God and one which beheads blasphemers and apostates.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a black, female atheist who has overcome incredible disadvantages, including death threats and the murder of her associates, to become a significant world figure, might be thought to be held the quintessence of what progressive women admired. Yet not one feminist voice was raised when threats by Muslim extremists forced her Australian trip to be cancelled, or against Prime Minister Turnbull’s craven failure to offer – or guarantee – her protection on Australian soil. On the contrary, the frightbats joined with the would-be jihadis in attacking her.
Read the article by Hal G.P. Colebatch in The Spectator.