Posts Tagged ‘fanatics rule Islam’

Why Do We Have Islamic Terrorism AND What Should We Do About It?

August 4, 2008

This ostensibly comes from a respected German psychiatrist named Dr. Emanuel Tanay:

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, 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, M.D.
2980 Provincial St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Liberals want us to think that terrorism began because George W. Bush took the oath of office. It’s not true. Islamic terrorism has been an exponentially-building phenomena that began over 60 years ago in Egypt. Their numbers, their attacks, and their influence have been growing stronger and stronger, regardless of what political party the president of the United States happened to belong to.

We can remember the Tehran hostage crisis in 1979. We can remember the truck bomb attack that killed 243 U.S. Marines in Lebanon in 1982. We can remember the numerous attacks that took place during the Clinton years (e.g. the first World Trade Center bombing, the U.S.S. Cole bombing, the simultaneous bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, etc.).

Liberals also want us to think that militarily responding to the 9/11 terror attack has only increased the numbers of terrorists. While this is probably technically true, it is equally true that America’s declaring war on Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in WWII also increased the number of German and Japanese conscriptions, or that the anti-slavery American North’s fighting against the pro-slavery South resulted in more Confederate conscriptions. Should we have therefore not fought in those wars?

Israel has been the subject of more terrorism than anyone, and they have learned through years of experience that they are safest when they fight back with massive force.

Another myth that many (thankfully not all) liberals want us to think is that Israel is the reason for or the cause of terrorism. This article by Dr. Tanay mentions some of the numerous conflicts that have been and are going on in the Islamic world today that have nothing to do with Israel.

FrontPage Magazine in its October 8, 2007 edition pointed out that:

“some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, or 0.3 percent, died during the sixty years of fighting Israel, or just 1 out of every 315 Muslim fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent of the 11 million who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.”

There is a murderous spirit of violence that has seized Islam, and ignoring it will avail no better than ignoring a deadly cancer.

I vividly remember staring at my television screen in anger and horror as tens of thousands of Palestinians danced in the streets upon learning about the 9/11 attack. I remember the name of Osama bin Laden became the most popular name in Pakistan, Turkey, and several other Islamic states until the name was banned by the governments.

The United States, like Israel, will continue to be the subject of attacks (“the Great Satan”) whether we fight or whether we bear our throats to the enemy. 9/11 was not merely a “crime”; it was an act of war by a global enemy numbering in the tens of thousands who have declared war upon us. And it was an attack of “total war” against an unarmed civilian population.

Should the U.S. go to war against terrorists?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks – said after his capture that the American response was so massive and so deadly that he doubted if al Qaeda would ever attack America on its home soil again. It was only after the United States attacked Iraq that Iran suspended its nuclear weapons program. And the “surge” strategy of sending thousands of troops against terrorist insurgents resulted in overwhelming victory in a war that liberals declared had been “lost.”

Robert Heinlein said it this way:

“Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and thoroughly immoral — doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.”

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