Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Che And Castro: Islamic?

Some crazy Iranian establishment types think Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are not, in fact, hardcore atheists, but God-fearing Islamic revolutionaries like them.

…Hajj Saeed Qassemi, the co-ordinator of the Association of Volunteers for Suicide-Martyrdom (who presumably remains selflessly alive for the cause), revealed that Che was a “truly religious man who believed in God and hated communism and the Soviet Union”.

Qassemi went on to claim that Fidel Castro, the “supreme guide” of Guevara, was also a man of God. “The Soviet Union is gone,” he affirmed.
I’m sure Fidel Castro would be very surprised to hear this. Castro, like most communists, abhors organized religion, and has done almost everything in his power to destroy the Catholic Church as a viable institution. And Che Guevera’s daughter was surprised by the statement as well.
Che’s daughter Aleida wondered if something might have been lost in translation. “My father never mentioned God,” she said, to the consternation of the audience. “He never met God.”
We all know there is common cause between the hard-left and Islamic radicals for one reason: they pathologically hate the United States. Aside from believing in a strong central government and welfare state, they have nothing in common. How can they? Atheists and religious radicals do not mix.

What we are seeing, though, and what we long suspected, is that Islamic radicals are slowly taking over the hard-left. This is a tactic used by communists during the Cold War, who infiltrated socialist parties and take them over from within. And what better way to start the process than to appropriate Marxist icons