The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
Diverse forms of Marxism agree that social ills result from oppression of the poor by the wealthy (class conflict) but differ on strategies to overcome poverty and establish social harmony. Marxism is also associated with atheism, based on Karl Marx 's view that religion is used by rulers to legitimate the status quo, causing many Muslims to reject Marxism. But due to the affinity between Marxist and Islamic ideals of social justice, some Muslims adopted various forms of Marxism from the 1940s, reaching peak popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. Their analyses often ignored materialism and atheism, rejecting the idealist view that religion is independent of historical conditions and holding instead that many of its manifestations are related to the societies in which it operates. Islam in this view ideally meets the needs of society and can both accommodate and guide social change.
Islamic socialism is a term coined by various Muslim leaders to describe a more spiritual form of socialism. Muslim socialists believe that the teachings of the Qur'an and Muhammad—especially zakāt—are compatible with principles of economic and social equality. They draw inspiration from the early Medinan welfare state established by Muhammad. Muslim socialists found their roots in anti-imperialism.
We learn that Islam first came into being in the early seventh century in Mecca among the trading community. The prophet Muhammad, a merchant who had traveled widely in the region, understood that if the tribes that populated his city were to gain greater political and economic power in the region, they would need to unite under a common banner. Muhammad’s spiritual drive was partially fueled by socio-economic passions, by the desire to strengthen the commercial standing of the Arabs and the need to impose a set of common rules. His vision encompassed a tribal confederation united by common goals and loyal to a single faith.
As we have watched Obama through the last eight years, and understand his upbringing, it was always obvious that he embraced the teachings and doctrine of Marxism. Over the last eight years, it has become obvious that the Muslim influence on Obama has been very strong indeed. We are now realizing that Obama has intentionally strengthened the Islamic Jihadist movement. What was not clear was how his Marxist beliefs and his Islamic leanings coincided.
As we investigated the similarities between Marxism and Islam, we now understand how both conform to the overall socialist and communist teachings of collectivism. Social justice and economic and social equality are stressed as the reasons for all, and yet in reality are never practiced. The call for openness and enlightened attitudes are stressed and yet strict laws of censure and conformity are enforced. In both Collectivism and Islam, strict control of society and the individual with total conformity to doctrine is championed as being the ideal.
Obama’s adherence to both Marxism and Islam becomes obvious when we observe his hatred of the principles upon which our nation was founded. In the United States the thirst for knowledge and understanding with the encouragement of independent thought has been strongly encouraged. In the United States the desire to strive and achieve individually has been championed as opposed to limiting your desires to conform to the standards of the community. The principles of our nation, the principles that built the United States into the envy of the world, are exactly the opposite of the principles of Marxism and Islam. This explains the hatred Obama and all Marxists and Islamists have toward the United States as a free and independent nation and people.