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.
Undoubtedly, this is true.
But it is also meaningless rhetoric designed to make the infidel – us – feel less threatened, meant to somehow diminish our astonishment at the savagery of that religion’s non-peace-loving minority... fanatics who, having hijacked the religion of peace, rampage across the globe in its name.
At this particular time in world history, it is these fanatics who march; who wage dozens of shooting wars worldwide; who systematically slaughter Christians and tribal groups throughout Africa, and are gradually taking over the entire continent in a violent wave of jihad.
The fanatics bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque, zealously spreading the barbaric practice of stoning and hanging victims of rape, and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is that the “peaceful majority” is pretty much the “silent majority.” Cowed by the fanatics. Made irrelevant.
A man whose family was part of German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. After the war, he was asked how many Germans were actually Nazis.
“Very few,” 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, the minority owned the majority; we lost control, and the end of our world had come. My family, like most others, lost everything.”
A majority of citizens of Communist Russia also just wanted to live in peace, yet the minority Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million of their own kind. The peaceful majority was irrelevant. Though perhaps many enjoyed “the return of national pride.”
In the 20th Century, China’s enormous population was peaceful too, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million of their countrymen! And “national pride?”
The average Japanese prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan’s fanatical minority murdered and slaughtered its way across Southeast Asia in an orgy of killing which included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians, killed by sword, shovel or bayonet. Doubtless many enjoyed “the return of national pride.”
And let us not forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that a majority of Rwandans were “peace loving?”
The lessons of history are simple and blunt; yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving majorities are rendered irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims become de facto our enemy’s sympathizers when they fail to speak up, because like our friend from Germany, they may awake one day to realize that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world has begun. Or will they join in “the return of racial pride?”
History grimly records that millions of peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch all this unfold; we must not be deluded into thinking it is the problem of a different hemisphere. We must pay attention to the only group that counts; those who threaten our way of life. Fanatics are crafty; having learned from our own history in Viet Nam how easy it is to manipulate our “useful idiots” – our all too willing nice liberal countrymen, especially those in the media and entertainment business here in America. The shrewd fanatics count on liberal resistance to any effort our government makes in dealing with the problem; they have infiltrated our government at the highest levels; they cheer our liberal leaders in their constant nay-saying to efforts to face the problem head-on; and by constantly throwing that worn-out cliche at us; “...the religion of peace.”
Assume the majority of Muslims are peace-loving. But even if only “a small fringe element” are attracted to radical jihad, there are so many hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide that it amounts to millions of potential terrorists, many now within our own borders. Just how many do you want operating and plotting your demise right here amongst us in America (or in your country if you are reading this from elsewhere)? With the help of the curiously cooperative Obama White House, they have already accumulated in numbers in many towns; probably right in your town, perhaps in your neighborhood. How will you deal with them without being labeled a bigot or racist?
Oh, this is not news. Your neighbors, friends and politicians all know this. They are just too busy or too politically correct, or just plain quislings, to wake from their stupor. But they had better. And soon. The wolf is at the door.