1). Origins of Anti-Communism.
In Europe after the Napoleonic wars, the prevalent conditions of the majority of the population, was abject poverty. This gave rise to political struggle, within each and every European Country by the workers, in an effort to emancipate themselves, and to better their living conditions. This impetus gave birth to the first workers parties, thus a Socialist ideology came into being through the writings of Charles Fourier, Henry de Saint Simon, and Robert Owen, these writers gave outlines to an imaginary future idealistic society, however, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their Communist Manifesto of 1848 described this as Utopian Socialism. Nonetheless it was the Marxist thought that finally formulated Socialism.
With the coming of the Industrial revolution in European Countries, primarily in Britain and France, and later on in Germany, new markets and raw materials were on demand by the Capitalist. This led to the colonizing of countries in Asia, Africa, and in the Americas. The greed for raw materials obtained in these colonies culminated into an Imperialist war. Germany a late comer on the scene demanded a bigger share to be on par with Britain and France.
After Karl Marx death in 1885, Friedrich Engels along with other Socialists formed up the Second International. At different meetings of this International, resolutions were passed, in order to stop the impending imperialist war. These resolutions called upon all the parties that participated, to agitate among the working class so that workers will not enlist in armies if such war comes about. The French and German Socialists, found excuses not to abide by these resolutions, and this were to bring a splinter within the socialist movement that still exists to this day.
The First World War brought about radical changes namely:
· The Austro Hungarian and Ottoman Empires ceased to exist.
· In Russia, to the chagrin of the bourgeois states around the World, the Great October Revolution ushered a new workers state, and the Soviet Union was created, in what before was the Tsarist Empire.
· Defeated Germany collapsed with the war reparation it was made to pay by the victorious side namely France, Britain and the USA.
2). Anti-Communism is a bourgeois phenomena.
Anti-Communism is bourgeois phenomena this was the direct consequence of the anti-Sovietism stance taken by the bourgeoisie, from the very beginning of the USSR.14 Nations intervened without success in the civil war that ensued after the victory of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Anti-Communism in the 1930’s found a new hot bed in NAZI Germany, and most of the NAZI propaganda of that time, is still being recycled over and over again today.
After the dismantling of the Soviet state in beginning of the 1990’s, and with the fall of the Berlin Wall, anti-communism found a new impetus. The extreme right once again came into the scene in Eastern Europe and in some of the republics that formed the Soviet Union. Communist Parties in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and in other former Socialist states or Soviet Republics, came under fire, in some cases the name communist became illegal, so were communist insignia, and to add insult to injury proposals to equate Communism with Nazism were brought forward.
3). Origins of Islamophobia.
The racist policies, in most Western European countries, result mainly, from their servitude towards US imperialism. Laws are being enacted within these countries aimed at persons of Islamic beliefs, under the excuse of a war on terror. It has been proved that Islamic fundamentalism is being financed and supported by the US, and its’ allies in the Middle East, namely the Zionist state of Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Anti-Islamic roots have origins from the Imperialist policies of Britain and France way back prior to the First World War, when they viewed the Middle East as region rich in Petroleum, and with these aims, planned the setup of a Jewish State in Palestine so to ensure their hold on these lands .
The division of the Ottoman lands in the Middle East after the First World War, at Versailles. Britain and France held on to territories belonging to Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and to other territories in the Persian Gulf, giving what remained to the Wahhabis to form Saudi Arabia.
Much later after the Second World War, a democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh Government in Iran was deposed by an Anglo-American covert operation after the Mosaddegh Government had nationalized Iran’s natural resources. This was the first time the US had overthrown a foreign government.
In 1965 over two million communists were estimated to have been massacred in Indonesia in the CIA backed coup against the Sukarno Government, all members belonging to the Indonesian Communist Party were hunted down and if caught murdered. In his book “The Struggle of a Muslim Communist”, Hasan Raid a survivor of this massacre gives an account of this and of the relations that exists between Islam and Communism.
The unjust Partitioning of Palestine by the UN also comes into the picture. When the state of Israel was created on Palestinian lands. Massacres were committed by the Zionists after they took hold of these lands, in an ethnic cleansing drive against the Palestinian population,
The unjustified aggression against Iraq, in the 1990’s with blatant lies, that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, and the fact that this war was not sanctioned by the U.N. are examples of Imperialism’s need for Islamophobia.
George H.W. Bush the US President and the British Premier Tony Blair were behind this imbroglio, and should be brought to justice as war criminals.
The war against Afghanistan, again The US used another excuse, this time the September 11th 2001 attack, on the World Trade Centre in New York. Today there is more than enough evidence that shows that this could have been self-inflicted.The second Iraqi war was also fought under the same pretences. All of this, and other more recent events, build up the scenario behind which Islamophobia hides.
For well over 20 years Islamophobia has been the excuse behind the imperialist wars in the Middle East. The reasons given to justify the actions of US and its’ allies for the criminal wars are the acts of terror committed by Islamic fundamentalism. While the Israeli’s genocidal policy against the Palestinian people is completely ignored.
Western Liberals and some leftists are supporting the Imperialist intervention in the Middle East, on the basis of encouraging secular democracy, and for the advancement of women rights. The US had spent trillions of dollars in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, yet US Imperialism is not concerned on how their Saudi ally treats women.
4). Islamophobia and the so called left.
In Malta like in other European Countries, around 60% of the population does not distinguish between Islam and Islamic fundamentalism. To a large number of Maltese every Muslim person is a terrorist, even more so, they do not believe that IS, ISIL or Al Qaeda are US creations, and that these terror groups are financed, and armed by the CIA, the Saudis and Israelis. The support that the Maltese public used to give to the Palestinians has waned because of this hysteria.
Like most Liberals, some of the Leftists in Malta also subscribe to this fear. They even deny that imperialism exists, and take the side of the US, in aggressions likes the ones in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan, claiming that the US and NATO are defending the world from Islamic terror, they go as far as claiming that the West had liberated Libya and Iraq from a dictators, while completely disregarding the fact, that the only liberation that these aggressors were contemplating, was relieving the Libyans and Iraqis from their natural resources namely petroleum. Some Leftists here in Malta even boasted that they were very pleased; with the NATO attack on Libya.
Both Anti-Communism and Islamophobia are myths that bourgeoisie use for their hidden agendas, to retain their class supremacy and continue to plunder other countries resources around the globe The truth is that Islamic fundamentalism is not for the good of Muslim Societies around the world, the same goes with Anti-Communism. It is not there to protect the working class both are tools of the Bourgeoisie in their imperialistic quest for the plunder of world resources.