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MILLER: Progressives Justify Muslim Violence Against Women

By some miracle, 18-year-old Shuva Malka awoke in an Israeli hospital and was able to speak. She survived multiple stab wounds inflicted by a Palestinian jihadist waging the Intifada of the Knives. Her survival beat the odds.

Shuva Malka’s survival will bring joy in Israel and sadness in the Palestinian territories where the murder of young Israelis is celebrated by candies for the masses and shouts of “Allahu akbar.”

The targeted knifings of young women, together with the suicide bombing of places where young people congregate, are calculated strategies of the Palestinian campaign of genocide against the Jews.

Yet, on the Left there is no condemnation of this genocide. Quite to the contrary, there is unbridled support among the identity politics chorus for anything the Palestinians do. This includes self-proclaimed “queers” announcing their support for Palestine. In Gaza or Ramallah, this behavior would result in death.

Among feminists, there is embarrassing and hypocritical silence about the targeting of Jewish women in their reproductive years.

As Hamas wages war on the environment, burning forests and scorching verdant fields, the silence of the Left’s environmentalists is deafening. Attacking “space ship” Earth is good if it hurts the Jews.

In Mainz, Germany, 14-year-old Susanna Feldmann was not as lucky as Shuva Malka. She was raped and murdered by a Muslim asylum seeker. Her body was found in a shallow grave.

The confessed perpetrator Ali Bashar fled to his native Iraq, where apparently the fears that caused him to seek asylum did not loom as threatening as facing the German judicial system. He was later turned over to German authorities.

The fact that Susanna Feldmann was Jewish is not necessarily the reason she was targeted. She might have been just another Kafir woman not dressed or comporting herself according to the standards of Sharia.

She was considered legitimate prey for sexual assault and murder, a phenomenon well explained by Susanne Schroter, Director of the Global Islam Research Center at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

“We’re no longer talking about isolated cases” of violence against women, said Schroter in an interview with the online magazine, adding that German society urgently needed to confront Muslim and Arab immigration’s impact on women.

“I’m not making a blanket accusation against refugees, Arabic men or Muslims,” Schroter said. “But we clearly are going through something I would call a culture clash.”

When the German parliament stood for a moment of silence to honor Susanna Feldmann, members of the Left disrupted it, a vile, disgraceful, and all-too-common behavior exhibited by the Left with regard to Jews.

Like American leftists generally, and feminists specifically, standing with a culture that supports female genital mutilation, treats women as chattel, marries off little girls as brides, and advocates and ritualizes wife abuse causes neither dissonance nor introspection. The Right, not Islam, is their enemy, as are Jews.

In street demonstrations where the Right showed anger at what befell Susanna Feldmann and thousands of other German women, the Left was there to counter, lest the epidemic of Muslim sexual assault and murder interfere with German Chancellor Merkel’s grand design to transform Germany into a mythical multicultural society.

Linda Sarsour, a proponent of Sharia and a prominent figure in the women’s movement, strongly asserts that you can’t be a feminist and a Zionist. But apparently there is nothing incongruous about being both a feminist and a supporter of an ideology that subjugates and brutalizes women.

The Left believes that having a “just” cause is moral license to kill innocents. From Israel to Germany, it is the Left that sides with Palestinians and Muslims who kill innocents in the name of a just cause. It is the Left that finds a cultural rationale for butchery.

If the Left prevails in America, we will have a society that bleeds, as Israel, Germany, and much of Europe already do.

Abraham H. Miller is an emeritus professor of political science, University of Cincinnati, and a distinguished fellow with the news and public policy group Haym Salomon Center. Follow: @salomoncenter