When Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson claimed that Islam and the American Constitution are incompatible, he immediately found himself buried by an avalanche of criticism.

Neither the tone nor the substance of the lion's share of this criticism was rational, and the vast majority of it stemmed, unsurprisingly, from his partisan opponents on the "progressive" left.

While we are by now all too familiar with both the left's ideology as well as the tactics that its adherents routinely appropriate in their quest to prevail over their competitors—i.e. charges of "racism," "sexism," "Islamophobia," "homophobia," etc.—the phenomenon of self-styled "egalitarians" or "progressives" falling all over themselves to defend Islam at all costs doesn't fail to leave the unprejudiced observer incredulous.

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