It's in the name, "capitalism". Religious evangelists are, I suppose, the ultimate adherents of the idea of false-consciousness! Both Marxism and Islam are believed to by believers to be proceeding towards an inevitable end. For Al Quada this is an world wide Islamic society. For Marxists, a communist utopia. For both, free-will is considered to exist, but does not determine the course of history. For both factions, America (or more accurately the anglosphere)as the leader of free-world, with it's emphasis on individual agency, rights and responsibilities is the considered to be an obstacle to both outcomes. I think that's why we hear so much about American Imperialism and the like and why supporters of the idea have such tremendous difficulty accepting facts that contradict it. Historical materialism is a dialectical process. Hegel, who saw the rhythm of antithesis, thesis and synthesis in everything believed that history is propelled by a conflict and synthesis of ideas. Marx, by a conflict of wealth. Religion, between revealed truth and ignorance, cultural marxism between identity groups.