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Islam A German's View On Islam

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by kds1980, Oct 4, 2008.

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    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
    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, [may add Indians including sikhs, hindus, muslims] 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, is contributing
    to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend
    yourself a bit and send this 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, M.D.
    2980 Provincial St . Ann Arbor , MI 48104
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