Cross posted from Miss Beth's Victory Dance:
Major HT to my friend Bonnie.
German's Point Of View On Islam
A man whose family was part of the 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; 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--we had lost control and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp; the Allies destroyed my factories."
We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that islam is the “religion of peace” and 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 FANATICS rule islam at this moment in history.
It is fanatics who march. It is fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an islamic wave. It is fanatics who bomb, behead, murder or honor kill. It is fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard, quantifiable fact is 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 was 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 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 we who watch it all unfold? We must pay
attention to the only group that counts--the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Anyone who doubts the issue is serious is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.