Have you ever wondered why the Liberals in America appear to find common cause with radical Islam? For example, Leftists are typically pro-secular, pro-gay, and pro-feminist. Meanwhile, Islamofacists are theocratic, homophobic, and misogynistic. Basically, the views are polar opposites.
Marc Steyn offers the best explanation: “Both the secular Big Government progressives and the political Islam recoil from the concept of the citizen, of the free individual entrusted to operate within his own societal space, assume his responsibilities, and exploit his potential.” Essentially their common belief in tyranny overrides their stark differences in background.