My old senior aide Redmond O'Neill, suggested that:
"Muslims and the left must and can come together because we have the same enemies - imperialism, colonialism, and racism."
This sentiment can be found on the social-democratic left.
Yasser Arafat was embraced by Austria's Social-Democratic Chancellor Bruno Kreisky and West Germany's Willy Brandt.
Ken Livingston, former Labour Mayor of London, has defended Palestinian terrorism: "in an unfair balance that's what people do."