|... except when that religion is Marxism.|
What was Lenin’s position on Islam and Muslims?
as if Lenin would by definition have insightful and profound things to say about such things - and even if Islam and Muslims didn’t feature that strongly in his career. Others always quote passages, texts and books by Marx and Marxists. If you go to a SWP conference, or check its agenda on the Internet, you will have titles such as
What did Marx think about Sadomasochistic sex?
What is the Leninist position on 19th century Italian opera?
I have genuinely seen Marxist books and lecturers on things as diverse and esoteric as quantum physics and chaos theory. Unbelievable! Why would Marx or Lenin have anything to say about such things, and not just because they antedated them? Indeed why would contemporary Marxists have anything unique or interesting to say on quantum mechanics, string theory or whatever? (The same can be said about applying Marxist or Leninist theory, as opposed to trudging through their texts for apposite quotes, when it comes to Islam or quantum theory – why is it taken as a given that their theories are applicable to everything under the sun?)