Friday, December 12, 2008

A German speaks out about Terrorism!

I received this in my mail a short while ago.
In the light of continuing and non-stop terrorist attacks by mainly misguided Islamic fanatics
around the would be PRUDENT to read the views of this German.

The views expressed below also apply to other religions and certain forms of government.

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 said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well known and well respected psychiatrist.

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 Muslim! s 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, 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, worldwide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.

Emanuel Tanay, M.D

Related post: S'pore's 1st terrorism victim. Read here.


peter said...

I dont want to make it sound as if I am against any religion.

This is not just between religion A versus religion B. We must not be like evangelistic "rightists". Many terrorists and potential trouble-makers hide behind religion and thru propaganda, people are made to believe that some religions are bad.

I have the first-hand experience listening to some evangelistic Christian preachers who don't hesitate to scream thru the microphone at Sunday service expounding how good their brand of religion was and how bad others were. As a member of the congregation, I find this very disturbing and unfair; one party has the microphone and the other has to sit down and tolerate the high decibels. There is also another church which thru its miracle service tries to portray how it persuaded conversion from one religion to another. Many times I have witnessed where they brought the other party up to the stage to testify before the congregation. Because I travel widely, I found they were Indonesians and not your local Malays as the church claimed. If one works long in Indonesia and understand Pancasila doctrine, you find that Indoensia is tolerant of all religions, be it Hinduism, Islam, Catholics and Protestants. I have come across arrogance also when some churches preach how blessed American is because it is a Christian nation, then I find that these churches are either independent churches or have links to American doctrinal organizations.

The last thing we want in Singapore where is little tolerance for others or the mindset of "my religion is better than yours" attitude.

BTW I believe each of us have our own way to communicate with or to believe in some Higher Authority. So we should not tolerate those who make use of religion for their own gains.

unk Dicko said...

Hi Peter,
There are thousands of different religions and subsets of religion all over the world.
Religion has been used to subjugate large numbers of people throughout history, even today...however most are peaceful and do not seek to terrorise others. Evil men,calling themselves whatever name they like but in the name of a religion, a God, and seeking to spread FEAR and TERROR by wanton killing,murder,bombings etc..against INNOCENT children, women,elderly people,tourists,ordinary folks etc...and say later, they NEED to do more of such EVIL to gain credit points to get to their heaven,including even killing innocent believers of their same faith...THAT IS PLAIN UNACCEPTABLE TERRORISM. And that happens to be the subject of this German's post...NOT religion per se.
We should all endeavour and strive to respect the religion and beliefs of others, especially in S'pore.