Dr. Emanuel Tanya
There are 2 articles here…. One stated it is from ‘ A German’s view on Islam’ and one from ” Chuck Arnold – A Valley View’.
They try to make several points that individually may or may not be valid, and they both make statements that may prove or disprove the other.
I would suggest you read both with an open mind….There are several very valid points ( in my perspective ) which taken separately are good advice….
Dr. Emanuel Tanya
A German’s View on Islam – worth reading.
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 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.
Replacing our Culture ?
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.
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.
In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem (see the attachment), just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.
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 refuse to acknowledge British law.
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
Last week, one of our daughters forwarded an email entitled, “A German’s View on Islam.” The relatively short email has gone viral.
It is credited to a Dr. Emanuel Tanay — the email we received had his last name spelled Tanya — “as a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.”
He is not German. He was born in Vilna, now a part of Lithuania, in 1928, and moved with his family to a small community just south of Kraków, Poland. His mother was both a physician and a dentist, and his father was a dentist.
They were Jewish, and Emanuel and his mother survived the Holocaust by being hidden in a Catholic monastery. His father was arrested and ultimately executed by the Germans.
Emanuel and his mother fled occupied Poland, escaping through Hungary and finally into Germany in 1945.
Growing up near Munich, he ultimately received an M.D. degree in Germany.
They moved to the United States, and Dr.Tanay became a psychiatrist and taught for many years at Wayne State University.
Why is it important to clarify the fact that “A German’s view on Islam” was first written by a Paul E. Marek, a second-generation Canadian, in 2006 for a right-wing Israeli newspaper Arutz Shiva, Israel National News? It’s original title was, “Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant.”
It is important because the piece has reportedly had 100 million hits since its reincarnation in 2013. It is important because it is a tissue of lies beginning with, “I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War II. They owned a large number of industries and estates.” It is important because it is full of thinly veiled attacks on Islam, feeding the fear and hatred of the unknown.
Islam makes up approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population.
The point that resonates with so many people is the fact that fanatics of any stripe, if unchallenged, will take over a society to the detriment of everyone. This includes bloggers who play fast and loose with the facts. If you check his blogs, you’ll find the very first one listed states that “Climate change is entirely made up by crazy environmentalists attacking the coal and oil industry,” making huge sums of money by promoting green energy, supported by big government.
Mark Twain said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world, while the truth is putting on its shoes.” And, “it is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
The Rev. Chuck Arnold is pastor of Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ in Vandenberg Village. He can be reached at 733-3333.