WHAT DO RADICAL ISLAMISTS AND PROGRESSIVES HAVE IN COMMON?  Answer:  Hatred of America, capitalism, and the US Constitution.  Donald Thornton, writing in ThyBlackMan.com, makes the connection so many seem to have missed, particularly in light of the recent attacks on US installations around the globe:

The eerie similarities between radical Islamist all over the world and radical Leftist that reside right here in America. Because their ultimate goals are synonymic. A nation; dare I say a world, under submission to their will.

I believe these two ideologies are clear and present dangers to America and the world at large. Because both; at their core seek to suppress any speech or expression that is contrary to their worldview. Free speech has to be the first and most protected foundational pillar of any new nation.  And it must be re-enforced perpetually in any existing nation that has adopted it.

The progressive ideal is utopian– a “new world order” based on a rejection of capitalist ideals and individualism. So, too, the radical Islamists, who reject capitalist (western) ideals and individualism.  Granted, the radical Islamists’ goal is the institution of global sharia law, which is inherently religious, whereas the progressive goal is the institution of global communitarianism and inherently secular.  Yet these two growing groups have a frightening common goal.  David Horowitz recognized this “unholy alliance” back in 2004, with the publication of a book by the same name.

Now ask yourself this:  Do President Obama’s recent actions/statements regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel, combined with his unabashed progressivism, suggest there is any potentially dangerous problem here?