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Muslims are a peaceful people

Before you begin, know that this is from an email that was forwarded to me. I simply thought it was a good thing to think about
A German's View on Islam - worth reading. This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.



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 spectre 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 honour-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 warmongering 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.

Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.

In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of “no-go†zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

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.

 
Dardenella

Asked by Dardenella at 12:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • yeah...when Fox news has Ann Coulter on the air saying that the bombers widow should be jailed just for wearing a hijab, im not really worried about the harm of extremest Muslims. i worry more about the extremist hate certain ppl propagate towards any Muslim person regardless of their actual actions/beliefs.

    all groups have their violent horrible pasts & presents as the article showed (but conveniently left out the Christian atrocities), but no amount of Muslims voicing their disapproval of the extremists actions is going to stop the fanatics. im sure there were Christians who said "the Inquisition is wrong" but did that do any good? there will always be fanatics and acting like a fanatic to stop fanatics is a lose-lose situation.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 12:22 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • Fanatics= Extremists. They are in every corner of our world, unfortunately. I don't name them... as far as a religion. I call them extremists.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 12:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Those are some excellent points well worth thinking about, I agree. "Majority rule" isn't always the case, sometimes it is a small group of fanatics that are in charge and the majority end up being along for the ride.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 12:35 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Islam teaches that it's not acceptable to hurt those who are innocent, that suicide is not acceptable, etc, etc. If we were educated enough on Islam we'd be able to see how much these extremists really aren't Muslim any more than the WBC is Christian. I think education also entails recognizing that there ARE groups of Muslims, and individuals, etc, speaking out against this, they're just not given the attention, no matter how "loud" they're trying to be.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:01 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Such an excellent read & so incredibly true & scary.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:35 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • At the risk of being verbally drawn and quartered, I have to agree. While most Muslims may be peaceful people, no less than the salt of the earth, they're not the ones we hear about. Most Americans probably hadn't given Islam much thought at all before 9/11. Now, through no fault of their own, the first thing many think of when they hear the word "Muslim" is those planes crashing into the Twin Towers. It's not prejudice, it's not closed-mindedness, it's just their first thought. Their second thought may well be that those terrorists were fanatics and most Muslims are not, but the fanatics are the ones who immediately come to mind. Same with Christians, unfortunately, although WBC is hardy reprsentative of most Christ followers, those people are often the first ones referenced when a debate involving Christianity comes up.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:42 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Well... the same could have been said about the Catholic Church during certain points in history, or other groups as well. It's a good point, but it still doesn't make it right for ppl to be prejudice against an entire group of people based on the actions of a few.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 3:00 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • "I think the point is that the majority stay silent, because of fear or indifference"

    I don't think indifference has anything to do with it. But yes, especially those who live in other countries, it is dangerous to speak out. Then there are those who DO speak out, yet no one hears/see it because attention is given to those who get a reaction, not those who everyone can agree with. I think responsibility falls on us, as well, to be educated and to LOOK for those who do speak out, because often their voices are not heard. Many consider the extremists in the same way we consider the WBC. Generalizing and so fort is not excused by choosing to remain ignorant and expecting others to correct our views. We have the ability, the tools, to find the answers, it's just as much our responsibility as theirs. If it were us Christians we'd be offended at the idea of being lumped together, and say people should know better....
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:24 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • My point was basically what bandgeek said. We can talk about indifference or whatever, but in reality are we any better? Our ignorance of Islam leads us to prejudice, that prejudice leads to our own silence/indifference on the matter. What are we doing to help Muslims in other countries speak out and stand up against extremists?
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • It's the one's who are loudest that are heard. Think of the one mom saying the Diaries of Anne Frank are porn. She's loud and very vocal. Who do you think is heard?

    Perhaps it's time that the majority stands up and makes theirselves heard in this world where we feel everyone should be treated the same. If that was true then why is the majority stomped on?
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 2:08 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

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