Muslims should stop with the extremely lazy excuse of “Terrorist are not Muslims” and mobilize to stop and flush such elements out of the religion and deemphasize their teachings on radical verses of the Quran!
The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist–a man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, and owned a number of large industries and estates. A friend shared it on my timeline on facebook and with his permission, I have edited it to share here.
When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide and shape our attitude toward the present day Islamic fanaticism. He said,
“Very few people were true Nazis, but many enjoyed the return of German pride the Nazis brought to the German nation, 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, the Nazis were in control of the nation, they owned us, and we had lost control. Suddenly they plunged the country into a devastating and costly world war, and by the end of the war we had woken up to a new reality – our world of comfort, peace and freedom had come to an end. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.
“I see the same situation playing out today with respect to the attitude of the majority towards the the current Islamist movement. 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. This unqualified assertion may be true, but the fact is that it is entirely irrelevant! It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter 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 are waging any one of the 50 shooting wars currently going on worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups in Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, and carry out the so called honour killing. 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 and quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ has been cowed and made extraneous and irrelevant.”
“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.”
“Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed due to being so offensive! But to whom? Not to the vast majority of Canadians but to the few Islamic fanatics!”
“The Islamic way is only peaceful until the fanatics move in and take control. In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items now have the halal emblem (i.e a sign or instruction that says this product is not to be eaten, consumed or used because Islam forbids it) on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food products in your local supermarket. Foods on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding throughout the world.
In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of no-go zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuses to acknowledge British law. As for we who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.”
Okay, this is not original to me. But it captures the essence of what I was trying to say about the Muslim World, speaking out against extremism or fanaticism in Islam.
It also includes the dangers inherent in the silent majority, being silent. The examples of Nazi Germany, Communist Russia and China are in bold relief. We saw the Rwandan example too. Like I said yesterday, Boko Haram, is our local example! They’re still murdering people, burning assets and kidnapping young women!
This is my view and it is not meant to incite against Islam or Muslims. But a wake up call to the fact that something dangerous is brewing and needs to be addressed!
Boko Haram is still massacaring people endlessly. Need I say more?
In Katsina state in Nigeria, Muslim students recently held a protest against Christians in the Federal University in Dustin Ma. Need I say more?
Like I always say….The greatest lesson that History teaches us, is that we never learn from the lessons of history.
Another friend of mine, Adesegun, as usual succinctly expressed his views, which tally so well with my views about the recent kidnapping of an LGBTQ journalist and writer by homophobic elements among his facebook friends, thus instead of writing a full post, I also just edited and added to his own which I have shared.
When I joined Facebook in 2009 things used to be pretty smooth and jolly, at least on my own timeline.
Today, people now deliver subliminal messages for sport and maligning those they would never be strong enough to confront in real life.
As if that were not enough, we have upgraded to heinous kidnapping.
People like this handsome young man above,are being kidnapped for expressing their beliefs! In Twenty-Freaking-Seventeen! On account of their suspected sexual orientation!
It’s one thing to be targeted by the government who have various machineries at their beck and call, it is one thing for something to be deemed illegal, but it borders on psychosis when the kidnappers happen to be Facebook friends you’ve harbored right under your noses. Not the authorities who are the ones to defend the laws!
Facebook friends who would readily inflict emotional, physical and psychological harm simply because they disagree with your hate-free views. Friends like enemies, enemies like friends.
On account of this new found threat to personal safety, here are a few things I’ll be trying, and I think you should try them too.
– BE DISCREET ABOUT MY LOCATION:
Nope, I’m not asking you to turn off your location on Facebook, knowing how counterproductive that could be in the long run. I’m only asking that you be mindful. Try not to reveal your exact location, especially for your home. You could notify folks that you’re attending a rally, lecture, party – all of which are public gatherings – but when you start talking about your house address and other personal places of abode, you could be exposing yourself.
– CONDUCT SUBTLE FORENSICS:
You see, an evil mind has no hiding place. They always expose themselves quicker than they originally plan to. There are cyber friends who disagree with you in the most logical manner and there are those who garnish their disagreement with hate and vile remarks. Some go extra to include threats. Those are the people you need to first of all call out for everybody to see, after which you would proceed to blocking them. The more we begin to expose these demons, the better for all of us. Report their names to security agencies and back up your claims with screenshots of their hateful comments on any post or your chat with them. Do NOT permit bullying on your timeline.
– GUARD YOUR INBOX REVELATIONS:
Some people usually claim to seek your friendship in order to gather personal information with which they would malign or harm you shortly thereafter. I have come across tons of them on social media. When you refuse to reveal certain personal details to them, they go on a hapless rant about your unfriendly nature. Lose no sleep! That’s the ultimate sign of mischief. Block them too.
– LEARN SELF-DEFENSE AND SURVIVAL SKILLS:
No, I’m not asking you to carry a gun. Far from it. But there are thousands of YouTube videos that demonstrate remote survival skills for benign and wild scenarios. Videos that teach you how to pick locks when you’re imprisoned by kidnappers, pepper spray your assaulters, activate security systems on your phone that alert friends and family, use of pocket knives, emergency security numbers for different countries – you name it. Acquaint yourself with sufficient knowledge because you may never know when you will need it.
– NEVER STOP TALKING!
Gone are days of military dictatorship. You have a right to free speech. Remember when some Nigerian senators moved for a bill to ban some social media activities in Nigeria and how woefully they failed? Good. Facebook friends won’t be the ones to ban us. We will keep expressing ourselves and looking out for these scoundrels.
Although I do not even the details, I’m glad Obi Chibuihe has been released. Thank God!
We owe it to ourselves to expose these criminals and ensure they’re locked up forever.
This who can read will understand the message I’m trying to pass on to us today. Only those who can read and understand.
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