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dinosaurJR

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#1 8 years ago

I got the following e-mail today - and I'm not too sure what to think of it... See, I live in Oslo, and we have a certain person visiting, to receive a certain Nobel Prize...

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Dear friend,

Today the Nobel peace price will be given to Barak Obama. Below you can get a feeling of what he is up against.

Pass it on.

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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 spectra 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 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 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.

And remember, the first thing the fanatics will do to the silent majority is to disarm them.

Written by: Gerhard Grünewald

I have no idea who this Gerhard Grünewald is - it had his apparent phone number attached and his address and all...

Anyways - Is this guy saying we should all go out and set fire to the nearest Mosque? Before the fanatics take over and brainwash all Muslims into becoming holy warriors, suicide bombers etc...?

I'm not so sure... personally I think this guy is full of shit...

But what do y'all think?

PS. first post with Firefox 3.5 - soooo much better than IE8... Science Fact.




Von II

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#2 8 years ago

Holy macaroni... that guy is sick.




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#3 8 years ago

That is what we in the states call a "chain letter". They use scare tactics to get people to panic into thinking they must forward such propaganda to others to spread their BS. It's nonsense and should be treated as spam of the worst kind. If your email has a report spam option use it, and block the sender with a filter. You might even consider contacting the authorities if it happens again.




dinosaurJR

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#4 8 years ago

Yeah - normally, these chain letters have a nasty story, then at the end something like

"this person had bad luck... if you dont want bad luck, forward this email to 5,000,000 people by next thursday and you will receive good luck..." etc...

fairly harmless in itself... but this has some pretty inflamatory shit in it, eh?

Sad thing is, it came from someone in my company that I actually get on with... ahem... akward...




Junk angel

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#5 8 years ago

To be honest this kind of chain letters is pretty common. I've seen quite a lot of them most of them being either anti Obama, anti Islam, or overtly nationalistic.

It's interesting though, just how many people actually do believe these letters, or listen to what they say. This one is better written then most though. It tries to appeal with historic examples which is more than most are able to do.




AzH

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#6 8 years ago

I think you should go out and set fire to something anyway. Just because you can. Opportunism at it's best.




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#7 8 years ago

I stop reading after the second sentence... silly chain emails and their crap, they eiter offer you millions, tell you you need to sent something onward to earn money or save a kitten or or simply silly... this one certainly is...




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#8 8 years ago

Well I looked him up in google I got a guy who seems to be only known in Germany.

Gerhard Grünewald - Google Search




PhasmatisApparatus

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#9 8 years ago

Hahahahahahaha...

These "AMERICA IZ T3H D00MED!!!11" emails sound to me like Darth Vader telling a bunch of Storm Troopers that a bunch of fruit gnats are going to destroy the empire unless something is done SOON.

Panic is the #1 thing the real evil people in the world run on. And they've been riding a TIDAL WAVE of popular panic for the last 8 years.




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#10 8 years ago

I stopped at:

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.

Even though this is a chain letter, there are people in this country that hold the view that Muslims are not peaceful, that somehow the Koran preaches violence and death to non-believers, etc.

It's unfortunate because I doubt 99% of the people who have that view have read the Koran and all of them have not looked at Muslim nations. Yes, there is a problem with Muslim extremism, but there are even Christian extremists that have had their share of violence. You have to look at the whole population of Muslims and they are definitely not violent.




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