Feeding fear and promoting terror through ignorance
A few moons ago I started to write this Hub but was so incensed by the contents, I took a few weeks off from it... I feel now is a good time to dive in.
My mum forwarded me the following email to which I immediately replied that it was nothing short of anti-Muslim propaganda and then started to research this article to discover the truths behind it. It's a fake. It's a powerful fake because it still continues to land in people's email inboxes and people are still forwarding it. Sensible people are being used by these extremists to spread lies about a race of people... actually not a race, a religion because Islam is worldwide in all colours and countries. If the same were said about another religion, I'd be equally incensed. Hell, lies are told about my faith, paganism all the time and only showing people the inaccuracies of those lies and giving them facts helps give a true overview.
My point here is research your information before forming an opinion, especially where hatred towards a group of society are concerned. Google is a fantastic tool to use as is Snopes.com.
To the email, I will comment further after this main body of text. Remember this is still doing the rounds and the damage is still being done.
This is a translation of an article from a Spanish newspaper written by a Catholic Spaniard before the "Danish Cartoon" exercise.
It is not a recent article, but it does make you think. But please do remember that not all 20 million Muslims in Europe have "brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride." Unfortunately it is not entire untruthful either. And I wish Europe, as many other countries do, would start to make demands on the quality of people who are invited to come live here.
All European life died in Auschwitz
By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth:
Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.
In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, and talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.
And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.
They have turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naïve hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.
We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.
Hitler wasn't a Muslim he was a fanatical Christian. That article originates from an extremist Jew who is trying to say that the millions of Jews, gays and any enemies of the state resulted in the death of Europe? What about the other prison camps around the world? What about Japan - they aren't Muslim killing Jews, they just killed anyone really regardless of race etc. What about the UK and all the other countries who struggled to maintain their identities and fight for everyone’s freedom? This article is an insult to them and their legacies. All it is doing is riling up the masses of idiots who believe the propaganda to believe that Muslims are evil, are a disease spreading thru the world. There was a time when OUR race conquered the world, took over its cultures and assimilated it's populations to believe what we wanted or we killed them. In those days, it was an Empire, these days, its called extremism... go figure.
By the way, the article is a fake - http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2006/02/who_is_sebastian_vilar_rodrige.html http://www.sodahead.com/other/did-european-life-die-at-auschwitz-unblocked-version/blog-171231/
oh and the email about them not teaching about the holocaust in uk schools is also false http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/holocaust.asp
Naomi, I don’t take this seriously, I sent it on as I thought it might provoke thought in you, and I was right!!!!!! I have Muslims here, I don’t judge people on class, creed or religion, I was only joking when you sent your response. love you, mum xxx
ok... it just does my head in that people forward this shit to others... it can't look good mum.. you didn't express an opinion like 'what a load of rubbish' you have to be careful - copy n paste names into google/search engine and look things up. I've just been thinking of the rubbish in that article and was thinking about Gallopi where all races fought with our troops against the Nazis, that part of the world is mainly Muslim and then there's these lot who invented some of the most important things in the world - all muslim http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html so.... now you know this stuff... forward the info to DISPROVE the lies.
Love you too xxxx
So looking at the information I gave my mum about this trash article. If you look on Snopes.com there never was a plan to stop teaching about the Hollocaust in schools as it would ‘offend Muslims’. Our own education minister decides what goes on the curriculum so if the important message of war isn’t taught in our schools, it should be addressed at those who make the decisions. On that subject my 10 year old niece had to do some homework on Anne Frank. So using the internet, we researched it and I helped her do a three page article about Anne’s world, the Nazi’s and prison camps. There were some pictures of people in the death camps, piles of bodies and the place where Anne died. It was a real eye-opener for my niece. What did her teacher say? ‘It’s a bit harsh’ wtf is this woman on? How else can you describe those places of death and the way Europe was only 60 years ago???? Stupid woman, shouldn’t be teaching.
The claim in the main article about Muslim’s being good for nothing also incensed me so I looked that up too. Throughout time they invented/discovered: coffee; pinhole cameras (10th Century); chess; in 852AD experimental flights and the first parachute; soap; distillation – the founders of modern chemistry; 1206AD crankshafts and other mechanical devices such as pistons and valves; quilting; high arches in architecture creating higher cathedrals etc; 10th century – surgical instruments still used today; windmills; fountain pens; inoculations back in 1700’s before Pasteur’s; 3-course meals; cheques; carpets; 500 years before Galileo they discovered the earth wasn’t flat; during the Crusades, they used Chinese gunpowder and worked out how to make rockets and they are the inventors of gardens used for pleasure. So in fact they invented pretty much the basis of all modern day life? But these were Muslims from all over the world.
Don’t forward those hate-emails and text messages. Sometimes they are funny and we shouldn’t lose our humour and as a nation, we love to take the piss out of everything. Spreading hate in the form of such articles need to be stomped on. The creator of the article doesn’t even exist – a nom de plume for a bunch of racists who pump fear into the world playing on people’s ignorance to spread their message of hate.
Sure I have issues with terrorism but our war on terror isn’t on Islam!