This is definitely one of the best essays I have read on the topic.
He just nails it here, so read the whole thing.
This is an artfully crafted essay.
I've always said that leftists don't understand faith. The only thing that comes close to faith for them is their pride. Money comes close, they also feel that money solves problems-taking your money and redistributing it to other people and favourite causes is their idea of "fixing" a problem. The problem is that no amount of money can fix a problem that has nothing to do with money.
Most human problems are problems of the soul. There's no financial fix for that.
But back to Islam and the political left:
"The left has never been able to understand religion. It’s not so much secular or atheistic as it is consumed by a compelling belief system of its own which leaves no room for religious conviction.
"It cannot understand anything in terms of what it is. It can only understand things in terms of itself. The left cannot understand religion on its own terms, only in terms of how the religion fits into the left."
"Unable to understand religion, the left assigns it a place based on its alignment in the struggle. Is it a reactionary force that supports the existing order of a progressive force that opposes it? Is it working with the ruling classes or the oppressed? Is it on the side of the left or on the side of the right?"