Irrelevance of Peaceful Islam


I’m not a fan of e-mailed articles. Stories get around, and, like the telephone gossip game we played in school, have a way of becoming distorted by the time they have passed over a few lips and ears.  Still, even if some of the facts of this following story can be controverted, the point cannot; it is spot on commentary about the world in which we live.  I am posting it exactly as I received it in my e-mail inbox.

‘A German’s point of view on Islam’
by Dr. Emanuel Tanay, Psychiatrist

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War ll 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. 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 ll 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, Afghanis, 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, at the risk of offending, 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 – think about it – and send it
on.

One thought on “Irrelevance of Peaceful Islam

  1. Dear Doc,

    I stumbled across your blog this morning and want you to know you are on the mark with your observations of Islam and also the post for today, 3/14/08 in which you mentioned the priority of Christian persecution over the talks of climate control. I am a Calvary Chapel pastor and a volunteer for International Christian Concern. If you’d like to stay current with the war between Islam, Hinduism, Communism verses the followers of Jesus Christ check out the web site http://www.persecution.org And brother – please keep writing and speaking. You became “a voice for the voiceless.”
    In His Joy,
    Denny Barger

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