Date: 18 Dec 2008


A little food for thought.   
From a German Magazine
 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 spectre 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.  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 14 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, 
Please read this - think about it - and send it on.