Thursday, January 29, 2009

A German's view on Islam

This is making the rounds on the internet. Hat tip to John W. who forwarded it to me. I wish every American would read this before it is too late:
A German's View on Islam

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned
a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German
people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward
fanaticism. Very few people were true Nazis, he said, but many enjoyed
the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was
one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the
majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it,
they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had
come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and
the Allies destroyed my factories.

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam
is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just
want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true,
it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us
feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics
rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history... It
is the fanatics who march.. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50
shooting wars worldwide... It is the fanatics who systematically
slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are
gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave... It is
the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder or honor-kill... It is the
fanatics who take over mosque after mosque... It is the fanatics who
zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
homosexuals... It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to
become suicide bombers.

The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent
majority,' is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of
Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists
were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful
majority were irrelevant.

China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists
managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The average Japanese
individual prior to World War II was not a war mongering sadist. Yet,
Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an
orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million
Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda which collapsed into butchery. Could it not
be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'? History
lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of
reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up,
because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find
that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs,
Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many
others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it
was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention
to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of
life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes
this email without sending it on is contributing to the passiveness that
allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this
on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this and
think about it, and send it on before it's too late (Emanuel Tanay).

2 comments:

Robert said...

Unfortunately, I believe this developing reality is becoming one of those right vs left issues. The left believes it's being multicultural, color-blind, and open minded. The right believes it's witnesses fascism on the rise and that the growing threat could wreck everything we know and love.

So - how do we remove this from being a right/left issue and focus on the realities of it?

Dennis said...

Robert,

The author of this article never once used the words "Left," "Right," "Democrat", "Republican" or the names of any current or past Presidents or Congresspersons.

He never blamed any particular country or race. He didn't even blame Islam. He just blamed the radicals who want to rule or kill everyone.

I think the author did a remarkable job of being non-partisan.

As you know, I am not nearly as non-partisan. I think virtually everyone on the left, and even many on the right, share the assumption that since the majority of Muslims are peaceful, Islam poses no real, serious threat to the West.

I think this article very effectively shows that even if the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful, that is entirely irrelevant to the issue of whether the radical ones post a threat to Western security.

I think it would be a positive thing if this article was distributed as widely as possible.