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There is a “silent majority” of peace-loving Muslims, but they’re deemed irrelevant by the jihadists.

This cogent observation came in my email today. You may have noticed that I don’t repost items based on their supposed source, but only when I think the content speaks for itself. I checked out this piece before posting it here, and it does appear to legitimately come from a professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University Ann Arbor, Michigan. But that is not vital; what is said here deserves our attention regardless of who said it.

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 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 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.

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The popular history of Palestine is myth.

Marcus_Henderson_Wilder You may, if you wish, consider this post as a substitute for my “140s” entry for today. Marcus Henderson Wilder is a writer whom I’ve followed on Twitter for quite a while now. More people should know of him. He has written a short but powerful book entitled ISRAEL & PALESTINE: Obvious Questions No One Asks. He appears to be more interested in getting the truth out than in making a buck, and he asks his readers to help in this task. Here is just one page of what he has to say. It’s okay to let it rock your world a little. Shalom, y’all.

Israel & Palestine Ch. 1

Naked Data©

The 1844 census of Jerusalem found 7120 Jews…5760 Muslims…3390 Christians.

In 1869, Mark Twain wrote of the emptiness of the land, of traveling all day without seeing a human being on the roads or in the countryside.

Mark Twain wrote of Arab sloth and filth and flies.

In the 1880s, Americans forced Indians from their land to resettle Indian land with whites. Many Indians had to be killed.

In the 1880s, Australians forced Aborigines from their land to resettle Aborigine land with whites. Many Aborigines had to be killed.

In the 1880s, white New Zealanders forced Maoris from their land to resettle Maori land with whites. Many Maoris had to be killed.

In the 1880s, European Jews bought idle land in what is now Israel, joining Mizrahi Jews continuously there since Abraham.

Beginning in 1882, forty Jewish families settled at Rishon L’Tzion. Four hundred Arab families settled around them. Some of the Arab families were Bedouin. Some came from Egypt.

A British official reported Arabs sought employment, clean drinking water, better health care, and lower infant mortality. The official reported this pattern was repeated across areas where Jews settled.

In the 1890s, Belgians cut off the hands of Africans who did not gather enough rubber.

In the 1890s, Arabs flocked to Jewish areas of Palestine for jobs created by Jewish investment and enterprise.

After WWI, Britain tried to set up a Palestinian governing body of twelve…eight Arabs…two Christians…two Jews. Arabs said two Jews were too many. A cynic might say Arabs knew then two Jews outnumbered eight Arabs.

In 1917, the British Balfour Agreement promised a national home for Jews in Palestine. The British did not mean it.

Arabs turned down two-state solutions in 1917, 1937, 1948, and 2000.

After a Nazi supported Arab revolt in 1936-1939, British-backed Arab religious leader Husseini fled to Germany. Husseini is revered throughout Islam today.

In 1939, A British White Paper severely restricted Jewish immigration into Palestine.

After WWII, European Jews sought refuge in what is now Israel. The Arabist British did all they could to keep Jews out of Palestine. Under United Nations mandate, Jews established the State of Israel despite Arab objections and British perfidy.

In the United Nations document authorizing the formation of the state of Israel, an Arab/British/African clause weighted population numbers in favor of Arabs. In 1948, the Arab population was still largely transient. This clause identified any Arab who had been in Palestine for two years as a permanent resident.

Do we give casual Mexican labor citizenship after two years in the United States?

In 1948, Arab countries attacked the infant Jewish nation. Jewish citizen soldiers decisively defeated combined professional armies of five Arab nations.
In 1948, 850,000 Arab residents of Israel fled and/or were expelled. There is evidence Arabs residents were encouraged by Arab invaders to flee to give Arab invaders a freer hand.

Only Jordan offered refugees citizenship. In all other Muslim countries, Palestinian refugees remain in camps sixty years later…anti-Israeli propaganda pawns.

In the months following the 1948 war, 850,000 Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews fled or were expelled to Israel from the Arab countries who lost the war. We do not know how many Jews fled to other nations. We do not know how many Jews were killed. Arab nations claim no knowledge of this flight/expulsion.

Sephardic Jews had been in the Middle East since 1492, Mizrahi Jews since Abraham.

If Palestinians wanted their own country, Palestinians would call a constitutional convention…write a governing document… declare a nation. There is precedent.

Since the 1967 War, these Arabs have been called Palestinians. Palestinians are Arab-speakers… not Arabs. Palestinians are probably Turkish Hittites who reached Palestine via Crete and Cyprus. Palestinian origins are muddy.

Palestinians are the Philistines of the Bible… the Sea People. What is now Gaza was Philistia. Gaza is theirs… unless Gaza belongs to Canaanite peoples
Philistines displaced… peoples who had been there since time before memory.

Romans called the province Palestine to insult rebellious Jews. Ottomans kept the name.

If Palestinians had lived in peace beside Jews in democratic Israel, Palestinians would own Israel. With the differential in birth rates, Palestinians could have taken democratic Israel with the vote.

The story of modern Israel & Palestine is not what you have been told.

Palestinian leader Musa Alami said in 1948, "The people are in great need of a myth to fill their consciousness and imagination."

The King of Jordan also denied the displacement of Arabs by Jewish settlements.  The king said, "The Arabs are as prodigal in selling their land as they are in… weeping [about it].

The popular history of Palestine is myth.

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The roots of the anti-Israel bias at “Human Rights Watch” go deep.

"The leather SS jacket makes my blood go cold it is so cool!"

Hardly something we wanted to hear from a senior military analyst at a prestigious human rights organization.

Yet this was expressed in a blog post by Human Rights Watch senior analyst Marc Garlasco, as cited in ICEJ News for Sept. 15.  It turns out Garlasco is an avid collector of WWII Nazi memorabilia.  Very avid.

Now at this point, a normal reaction might be something like, “Uh, so what?” 

But, aye, there’s the rub, as Prince of Denmark might say.  A person’s off duty proclivities to collect memorabilia of whatever sort shouldn’t affect his day job, should they?  But they might offer insight into his personality.  If the guy were an accountant at Bear Stearns, I don’t see what difference it would make what he does in his off hours, but when he works as a senior analyst at an organization whose stated purpose is a dedication to “defending and protecting human rights” (HRW About Us page), and when said organization self-righteously asserts an adherence to "rigorous, objective investigations,” and (this is the critical part) when said organization has regularly blazed new trails in anti-Semitism, then you just have to stop and wonder if maybe there is a connection.

Now I’m not going to say that HRW hired Garlasco in order to make use of his apparent fascination with the Third Reich, or even that HRW had given any thought at all to his unusual interests.  But I am saying that, given their task, they really should have taken into consideration whether such a mind set could cloud his judgment, particularly with regard to writing reports concerning the modern Jewish nation of Israel. 

The Human Rights Watch organization really, really should have taken these things into consideration, if they were at all concerned with objectivity, as they say they are.

But you see, that’s the problem.  HRW has consistently demonstrated a strong – I would even say vindictive – bias against the Jewish state.  NGO Monitor  (a truth seeking organization which I consider a true ball carrier, if I may use my football analogy), puts the matter rather nicely in their detailed report Experts or Ideologues? A Systematic Analysis of Human Rights Watch’s Focus on Israel:

Our investigation shows a consistent pattern of ideological bias, lack of professional qualifications, and unsupported claims based on faulty evidence and analysis on the part of HRW.

So, back to Mr. Garlasco.  Do you think maybe his fondness for the legacy of Adolf, Herrmann, Heinrich & company were somehow missed by an employer which regularly attacks the modern state that grew out of the ashes of that legacy?  I think that’s a bit of a stretch.

I’m trying to keep this simple, so anyone can see through the fog and notice there is something seriously wrong here.  The controversy surrounding Garlasco’s work at HRW, the organization’s tepid response, and a more detailed discussion of the whole sordid affair can be found at NGO Monitor and in several fine blogs better than this one. I particularly suggest Omri Ceren’s Mere Rhetoric blog; also Elder of Ziyon is an excellent source for information of this sort.

I’m just trying to add one more shoulder to the push.  If we keep pressing for the truth, something is going to move.

lineman

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History repeats itself if we forget it… 70 years later

Another great pass-along, lest we let it slip by us:

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In MEMORIAM – 63 YEARS LATER

Please read the little cartoon carefully, it’s powerful. Then read the comments at the end. I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you’ll consider doing the same.

Non Sequitur - by Wiley

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iraq , Iran , and others, claiming the Holocaust to be a “myth”, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

Join us and be a link in the memorial and help us distribute it around the world.

update note by lineman: I had posted this a while back “as is” from an email that’s been in circulation for seven years already. In 2002, when it was first sent out, 63 years prior was 1939, the year the Third Reich began its attempt at world conquest. It has now been seventy years since that time. Seventy years is a long time, long enough to forget, which is why we need to be reminded – never, never, never again.

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