Monday, February 1, 2010

From a Friend

Subject: A German's View on Islam

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
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

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

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

Emanuel Tanay, M.D.


Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Dr. Tanay, although I really don't believe that forwarding an e-mail will make a difference -- daily we see world-wide evidence of what radical Muslims have wrought, evidence that most of us do take very seriously. I wonder too how many non-Muslims would put their family's lives at risk to stand up to these ruthless fanatics, fanatics who are far-reaching and who have insinuated themselves into every society. How do you stop something that is so fluid, so movable and so very dedicated to 'the cause'?

"The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority,
the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous."

Extraneous, yes, however in many of the countries where the fanatics operate the government is so corrupt and in many cases embedded with said fanatics that citizens have little hope of any relevance.

Aside from forwarding an e-mail, what does the good doctor suggest that peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims do?


Anonymous said...

David, this short story is well worth the time it takes to read.
Waht a grip on reality. It scares the hell out of me.


Anonymous said...

David, a while back, islamic clerics in this country and the states denounced violent attacks and actually issued a fatwah against violence and terrism against the west.

i don't recall seeing anything about this news story in your blog. I guess you don't bother considering any news story that will deter your hate-on for all things islamic.

The fact is - muslims ARE speaking out against the radicals. You are just choosing not to listen and would rather concentrate on the evil rather than the good.

It's a good thing that the Ku Klux Klan isn't representative of Christianity in the west the way you think that the terrorist sect represents islam.

Anonymous said...

Interesting and food for thought. If you research this writing, I believe you will find that the original piece was actually written several years ago by a Canadian - Paul E. Marek - and published in Israel National News on March 18, 2007. Here is the link:

Following is a quote from a website where the email was originally attributed to Dr. Tannay:

"[Editor's addendum 1-25-10]

When this post was originally posted the author was attributed to Dr. Tanay. Readers through the comment pointed out that this was actually written by Paul E. Marek of Saskatoon, Canada. The original Title was “Why The Peaceful Majority Is Irrelevant” . Paul E. Marek is a second-generation Canadian, whose grandparents fled Czechoslovakia just prior to the Nazi takeover. He wrote it in February of 2006."

In my opinion reproduced emails which make their way around the Internet should *always* be researched.