A factor, much under-reported in the Western media, is the deep and growing link between radical Islam and revolutionary socialism. Apart from “blips” like Afghanistan and Chechniya, the socialists have infiltrated, financed, trained and collaborated with Arab and Muslim extremists from early Soviet times.
In NZ, our own Wellington Palestine Group, was, in the ’80s, a vehicle for members of the Socialist Unity Party, such as Jan Farr and several Workers Communist League supporters, including now Wellington deputy mayor, Alick Shaw.
“Christian Peacemaker” (and hopefully still alive) Iraqi hostage, Harmeet Singh Sooden, was a member of Auckland University’s “Students for Justice in Palestine”, a group well known for its socialist ties.
It’s no surprise then, to see that Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has accepted an invitation to visit Cuba. According to official Cuban newspaper, “Granma”, Ahmadinejad, will be visiting President Fidel Castro, in gratitude for Cuba’s support of Iran’s nuclear programme.
Ahmadinejad accepted the invitation in Tehran from Cuban Ambassador Felipe Perez Roque. During his visit, the Iranian leader will attend the September 11-16 Non-Aligned Summit in Havana.
Iranian Parliament President, Ghulam Ali Haddad Adel has also accepted an invitation to visit Cuba from Cuba’s National Assembly.
Hat Tip Rob Good Puntiki