One of the standard responses to the original question, why do liberals, especially the liberal media-elite commentariat, why do they so automatically respond with such a knee-jerk uniformity and conformity to defend, support, excuse, justify and apologize for these Islamic terrorists? Well, the standard answer is that this simply is a matter, or solely a matter of typical, rather trite and hackneyed liberal "victimhood" and "victimology." Well, I must agree somewhat, but I also maintain that this response is too easy, is just too convenient, in effect is somewhat superficial and not all that relevant and material; for I contend there is a much more fundamental and deeper etiology and casuology at play here.
There, like everything under God' sun, is a reason for everything. In this particular case there is also a reason why 'libs' and 'comie-libs' and 'commies' etc., etc., possess such a seeming, visceral empathy for all enemies of America in general and these Islamic Jihadists in particular; which transcends the "enemy of my enemy is my friend (and ally)" and the typical politically-correct, intellectual masturbation and ideological nonsense of liberal victimhood and victimology, Instead I maintain there is a natural predilection and affinity of the former (libs qua commie libs) for the latter (Moslem Jihadists in particuar and left-wing terrorissts of any stripe in general).
Yet ironically these are two rather distinctly disparate groups which one would reasonably expect and assume under normal circumstances, would absolutely despise and detest each other, would literally be at each other's throats with a passionate hatred verging upon violence and the actual spilling of blood. Yet while the latter wish to kill the former and have done so on numerous occasions (e.g. Daniel Pearl), they as typical mass-movement, true- believer, fanatics and zealots, simply employ them as "useful idiots." In a word, when they are not killing them, they "play them like a fiddle."
While the former (the liberal, media-elite), whether as a matter of a sense of phony guilt, or as a matter of a sense of solidarity with those whom they falsely reason have been innocent victims of American oppression, jingoism and imperialism, and thereby corporate rapine, pillage and plunder, and or cultural contamination and pollution through "ugly Americanism;" nevertheless they still manage to find ideological solidarity with the latter (Islamic terrorists). Which again, at first glance seems to be fundamentally incomprehensible, to be, in a word, a world gone upside down and topsy-turvy. It is literally as if the lamb takes great alacrity, solace and comfort in lying down with a very, very hungry lion who is very, very focused on his own hunger.