Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ah... Peace!

As you know if you've read recent entries in Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've been writing about Islam and how I've been treated poorly by some people due to my views.

It amazed me that day, when my Christian friend ridiculed me, for speaking up, regarding Islam.  When he asked me why I was so concerned about Muslims and not other religious groups, I responded that the difference is that the other groups are not trying to change our world.  Islam is...

I was amazed further, when no one stood up for me. 

Well, it happened again, yesterday.  Only this time, I was thankful that some friends spoke up for me.  Thank you, Lord!  And, thank you, friends!  May God bless each of you, who were supportive.

Even more upsetting, was that even though I realized they had the wrong impression of my stand on Islam, when I asked people to begin praying for Muslims, beginning July 20th, my friend refused.  Along with many other friends of mine on FB.

It seems that no matter how often I try to speak up in an effort to help people see that we need to pray for situations such as these, I just cannot seem to get the point across that if Islam was truly such a peaceful religion, it would not be trying to invade our lives and change our countries.  Virtually taking away our rights.

Recently, I received an e-mail.  One that reflects my views and says almost word for word, what I've said in the past.  Thank you friend, for sending this to me.  I'm reprinting here, so anyone who reads this entry, can read it.

It's entitled, A German's View on Islam

This is by far the best  explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation  I have ever read.  
 His references to past history are accurate and  clear.  Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. 
 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,  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 honour-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 war mongering 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 are becoming our enemy when 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.

 Now Islamic prayers have 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?) 

 The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in. 
 And we are silent.......

THIS IS ALL SO TRUE!  And what do we do --- nothing but forward the above to all our friends!!!  Talk about preaching to the converted!!!

Can't we band as a group and let our voices be heard by those who ARE in a position to avert total disaster?  Think about it.  
 Let's stand up and be counted as caring individuals before we lose our identities and our World!

Yes, friend... I am a caring individual.  A forgiving person.  One, who is not afraid to speak up.  And, one who is glad to see that I am not alone in my thinking.

This reminded me of a Bible verse.  John 16:32, "Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me."

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  However, I am grateful that even when I feel I must stand alone, I truly am not.  Alone, I mean.  He is with me... always!

Until next time...

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