Monday, May 29, 2006

A warning to Osama bin Laden: Heed the lesson of history!

Wann Arbeit nicht so frei macht!


Europe has been established on Judeo-Christian principles. Islam has played almost no part in it. This is an undeniable fact. Further, today, Islam is the antithesis of all Europe stands for: Europe is synonymous with liberal democracy; Islam, by contrast, is synonymous with backwardness and totalitarianism.

In the Twenties and Thirties in Germany, the Jews became the scapegoats of the Germans. Hitler rose to power in the Thirties and demonized them. He managed to convince his fellow Germans that they, the Jews, were the root of all evil in Germany. When in power, he set about his plan to exterminate them. The so-called ‘Final Solution’, die Endlösung, was put in place.

Concentration camps (Konzentrationslager) were set up in Germany, and in occupied countries such as Poland. Such concentration camps as Chelmno (Kulmhof), Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzek, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek, Stutthof and Dachau were set up with one sole purpose: to exterminate the Jews.

This was racism in the raw!

Many today find it unbelievable that the Holocaust happened. Many Muslims, in particular, deny that these atrocities happened at all! But they did! That they did is well documented. This is historical fact. No sane person need spare a moment to deny any of it. If you are in any doubt, ask one of the survivors of those death camps! His testimony will be heart-rending indeed! It will show the depths to which man can sink.

This all happened in Europe little more than sixty years ago. Do you think this could not happen again? You would be mistaken if you do! History has a nasty habit of repeating itself. Human nature doesn’t change, as much as we would like to believe that it does. Circumstances change; human nature does not.

If it were to happen again, would the Jews be the ones to be persecuted? Probably not!

In those days, Jews were perceived as the bogeymen of Europe. These days, if any group of people is perceived as the bogeymen, if any group is perceived to threaten Europeans and their way of life, it is Muslims, not Jews. At the moment, there are far too few Jews in Europe to worry about their existence there. Muslims, on the other hand, live in Europe in millions; further, their numbers are growing apace. Today, these are the people Europeans worry about, not Jews.

Islam calls its adherents to live a very different way of life – a way of life quite alien to the way of life of Europeans. Many Europeans therefore feel quite naturally threatened by their growing existence in their midst, especially so because their politicians are too timid to stem Islam’s growth on European soil.

There is no doubt that Osama bin Laden has pushed the cause of Islam in the West. In fact, he has been hell-bent on making Europeans cower to the wishes of Muslims worldwide. European politicians, so far, have shown little will to resist his calls. Indeed, many would say that European politicians have been spineless and have shown little resolve to tackle the very urgent issues that face Europe today vis-à-vis Islam.

This spinelessness is very troubling. This lack of resolve is very troubling, too. Our politicians are appeasing Muslims. They are showing their weakness in the face of Muslims’ apparent strength. This weakness will not lead to any good place! When governments are perceived to be weak, politics is headed for a turn to extremism. We saw this recently in the United Kingdom, when the far right made substantial gains at the polls because of the perceived weakness of the Blair government.

With the present political climate, one might be forgiven for concluding that Europeans are weak, and are therefore ripe for take-over. This would be a wrong conclusion to make, even though it appears that way. What has happened in Europe once, can happen again. Might it, perhaps, merely be a matter of time?

No sane person, no kind person, no sensible person would wish to see a repeat of the Holocaust in Europe. Those were extremely sad times indeed; they should never be repeated. But, to avoid them, we need to learn the lessons of history. Learn why they happened in the first place. Learn why they happened at all. Osama bin Laden and his cronies need to learn these lessons, too.

The root of harmony is tolerance. Today it is believed – erroneously in my opinion - that tolerance can be legislated for. It cannot be. When a people perceives that its way of life is under threat, these people become capable of any act of evil. Our politicians would be wise to realize that people have not become more tolerant, have not become more understanding, and nor have they grown weaker. Deep down, people are the same today as they have always been. They can be pushed so far; but they will be pushed no further!

As abhorrent as the names Treblinka, Dachau and Auschwitz-Birkenau sound to the modern ear, the atrocities committed in those camps could happen again. Make no mistake about it! Circumstances might have changed; but man has not changed his nature. Nor has he lost his appetite for evil deeds!

If something isn’t done about the Muslim problem in Europe in the near future, the names Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Dachau will not be far from the minds of many Europeans. What happened once can happen again. Osama bin Laden would be wise to take heed!

©Mark Alexander

33 comments:

European Kafir said...

Mark

Let`s just hope that Osama and his followers and supporters... will read your lines.

Greetings from Central Europe!

Mark said...

European Kafir:

Hello! I don't think we've ever 'met' before. Welcome!

Yes, I hope he does read my lines. He needs to. Badly!

Greetings to you from the United KIngdom! :-)

eyesallaround said...

We've been telling our mussie acquaintances this since 911. They don't believe it. I believe it, but I also believe that deportation will be the first step. Greece did a population swap with Turkey at the turn of the last century. Once they are returned to their countries, we track them with implanted RFID, and guard the skys with ABMs. There is a solution to the mussie problem and the west will implement it eventually...

Mark said...

Eyesallaround:

We've been telling our mussie acquaintances this since 911. They don't believe it.

I bet they don't! They don't want to believe it!

friendlysaviour said...

"There is a solution to the mussie problem and the west will implement it eventually..."
We will be forced to find a solution.
Sooner or later.
If we leave it late, it will be difficult and harsh to enact.
The sooner the better, but this takes honesty and realism on the part of our politicians.
It will not happen until untill these
socialist dreamers and terrorist appeasers, have been swept away in a tide of change.
This change will more than likely be at the hands of and as a result of, actions taken by the hidden jihadi friends of the "moderate" moslim masses, residing in our midst, benefitting from our open-handedness,and remaining un-committed and un-convinced of the need to break from islam proper and reform their core beliefs.
It would seem inevitable, then.

Mark said...

Bld:

I see change may be ahead of us, too. Imagine what what the reaction of Europeans will be like if there is a real catastrophe on European soil! Do you think that the liberal élite and the laid back will be so measured and laid back then? Not on your Nelly!

There will be a 'mobilization' against the evil within. Till now Europe has been largely spared.

Man has not lost his capacity to fight for what he believes in. He will survive! Muslims are playing with their health!

European Kafir said...

@mark:
Nice to "meet" you ;-). It`s good to know that there are at least two of us (Europeans)... who seem to be aware of the problem over here.
Greetings to the UK!
EK
P.S. Go England!!! (World cup)

Mark said...

European Kafir:

Yes, it's good to meet you, too.

It does seem to me that we Europeans are woefully laid-back about what's going on in this world apropos of Islam and the Jihadist movement.

I wish our European politicians would start showing a little more spunk and determination. If we don't take more care, Europe will be overrun and Balkanized! The politicians are running scared of the whole problem.

How many more warnings do these spineless politicians need before they take some tough measures to deal with this problem? They earn enough money. They've got the power and the glory. Now it's time they took their responsibilities seriously and dealt with the problems facing them (and us).

Greetings to central Europe from the United Kingdom!

Mark said...

European Kafir:

By the way, I place blogs up on my website in French and German from time to time in the hope - the vain hope it would seem - that central Europeans will join in the discussion. But they don't. They appear to be totally and utterly insouciant.

European Kafir said...

@mark:

Our fellow-Europeans are lazy, arrogant, smug, snobs... they don`t want to get "disturbed" by any problem. They prefer to shut their eyes and ears...as long as their quiet homes are not being touched. They feel it`s not their business, and if the oil prices are increasing, they are blaming the Americans or Israelis. And the politicians are worst! Once they got elected, they are just sitting on their "throns" and are spending our taxes.
I will read you blogs, in French and German too.

Shalom

Low Jake Advises said...

I appreciate your post. As an artist and teacher here in California, I am alarmed at the shockingly weak-kneed, elitist, p.c. gutlessness of our democrats and everything we see from BBC and all of Europe, except for some blogs.

It must be understood that the Holocaust was but the latest big incarnation of human mass murder. I just discovered that all through my college career they kept hidden from me a bigger Holocaust just a few years earlier, done by Stalin"s communists to the people of the Ukraine. The communists murdered seven million to steal their land for communes which never worked, but, hey, that's o.k. BBC or ABC nor any European media ever mention it, as it would embarrass their marxist mentors.

eyesallaround said...

"They prefer to shut their eyes and ears...as long as their quiet homes are not being touched."

That pretty much sums it up. Whenever possible encourage people to READ THE KORAN! It becomes self-evident that there are no moderate muslims because the koran doesn't permit it. Furthermore, those who may appear "moderate" will become religious all of sudden when they realize they can use islam to TAKE EVERYONE ELSE's STUFF!

European Kafir said...

@eyesallaround:
I find it difficult, whenever I meet so-called moderate muslims, they are telling me that islam itself is a very peaceful religion, that quran is teaching love... that its only because of some extremists that "infidels" are getting a wrong impression. how come there are soooooo many extremists who claim being good muslims, who are praying before killing innocents, who claim to have read quran and know it by heart??? And still... many Europeans (not only) keep converting... what do they feel attracted to, on first sight? The violence maybe? Urgghhh... I will never understand and reading the quran sounds the same to me as reading "Mein Kampf". I read part of "Mein Kampf" by the way. And it`s about as dumb as a book can ever get. So, why did Hitler have so many followers? "Mein Kampf" is about violence too.... (Mein Kampf = My fight). It is teaching hatred against "non Aryans".. just like quran is teaching hatred against "infidels".

Shalom from Switzerland

Mark said...

European Kafir:

Our fellow-Europeans are lazy, arrogant, smug, snobs... they don`t want to get "disturbed" by any problem. They prefer to shut their eyes and ears...as long as their quiet homes are not being touched. They feel it`s not their business, ...

Yes, that's the problem. But somebody has got to make it his business; otherwise Europe will be a lost cause.

Remember how the French just capitulated in the face of their new-found Nazi occupiers. If it hadn't been for the Americans and the British, Europe would be living under the Swastika today.

But unfortunately, even the British are refusing to step up to the plate to avoid living under the Crescent Moon!

...and if the oil prices are increasing, they are blaming the Americans or Israelis. And the politicians are worst!

Yes, it's wonderful to have scapegoats, isn't it? Everything American and Israeli is so dreadful. The Europeans forget how much they owe the Americans for their liberty. It seems so ungrateful to me.

The US is the beacon of freedom. If the beacon of freedom goes out, then God help the rest of the free world!

Greetings to you and to Switzerland!

Mark said...

Low Jake Advises:

I appreciate your post. As an artist and teacher here in California, I am alarmed at the shockingly weak-kneed, elitist, p.c. gutlessness of our democrats and everything we see from BBC and all of Europe, except for some blogs.

Yes, I understand. I think all of us here are.

Mark said...

European Kafir:

... And still... many Europeans (not only) keep converting... what do they feel attracted to, on first sight? The violence maybe? Urgghhh...

Yes. Isn't it sickening? When I see a Western woman sporting the hijab, it turns my stomach! And then I ask myself how she can be so stupid.

I will never understand and reading the quran sounds the same to me as reading "Mein Kampf". I read part of "Mein Kampf" by the way. And it`s about as dumb as a book can ever get.

That's a great comparison. Mein Kampf and the Qur'an have much in common. Apart from that, they are both mind-numbingly boring!

I read part of "Mein Kampf" by the way. And it`s about as dumb as a book can ever get. So, why did Hitler have so many followers? "Mein Kampf" is about violence too.... (Mein Kampf = My fight). It is teaching hatred against "non Aryans".. just like quran is teaching hatred against "infidels".

Yes, I started reading Mein Kampf some time ago, too. But I couldn't read all of it because it is such a soporific book.It beggars belief that such a turgid and boring book could have had such an impact in its day.

The Qur'an is equally soporific. It also beggars belief why it has such an impact on people even to this today.

One can only conclude that people are weak of intellect and easily-led!

European Kafir said...

Mark:

This is so very much how I feel! The Allies (mostly consisting of Americans and British) who provided us freedom 60 years ago, are now the ones who get backstabbed by us! This makes me feel so sick. Same about Israel: after only hardly surviving holocaust the Jews built a wonderful country and have been fighting Arab terrorism for decades.. and then we go and compare them with Nazi-Germany. This is so very sick!
I fully agree with your posts!

Greetings from Switzerland!:-)

Mark said...

European Kafir:

This is so very much how I feel! The Allies (mostly consisting of Americans and British) who provided us freedom 60 years ago, are now the ones who get backstabbed by us! This makes me feel so sick. Same about Israel: after only hardly surviving holocaust the Jews built a wonderful country and have been fighting Arab terrorism for decades.. and then we go and compare them with Nazi-Germany. This is so very sick!
I fully agree with your posts!


This is most heartening! It's great to know that there are at least two Europeans who think sensibly! :-)

Greetings to you and Switzerland! (By the way, Switzerland is one of the most wonderful countries on the face of the earth! I love the place! I just hope your compatriots don't spoil it by giving it away to the Muslims.)

European Kafir said...

Mark:

Thanks for the compliment regarding my country. It`s got some nice places, that`s true... the only thing that makes me angry about it (always has) is it`s fake-neutrality.

Shalom!

Mark said...

European Kafir:

Thanks for the compliment regarding my country.

You're welcome! The compliment is well-deserved.

It`s got some nice places, that`s true...

That's the understatement of the week! :-) It's got some truly outstanding places!

...the only thing that makes me angry about it (always has) is it`s fake-neutrality.

I'd love to hear your views on that topic. Please elucidate.

Shalom!

And the very same to you, EK!

European Kafir said...

Mark:

Thanks. :-)
I gather you are British, therefore I am going to share a "secret" with you: England is my favourite European country, London my favourite European city! :-) (honestly)

I`d love to share my view on Swiss neutrality.

Swiss regards,
EK

friendlysaviour said...

Let those silly buggers who want to convert to islam do so.
They will not be regarded as British or European, one day.
They can got to live under Sharia and take it where the rabs like to put it.
Our education system and some priests are responsible for poisoning the minds of these (mostly) kids, and encouraging them to think the fantasy of islam worthy of consideration.
Of course, those poor folks in islamic Countries, risk death or prison for even thinking of coversion OUT of islam.
What a smug and unquestioning belief it is.
One day we may need detoxification clinics for converts as they have for addiction now.

friendlysaviour said...

mark,.. our dismissal of the koran or MeinKampf as merely boring, would be dangerous in the extreme if we did not analyse their content.
I know that you have studied the book of fools, but reading MeinKampf does seem like bathing in porrige!
Because we find it hard to see it's power from our perspective, does not mean it is powerless.
It's all about education/indoctrination.
When educationalists and journalists alike, spout their repetitive jargon regarding islam, they are doing untold damage to the minds of the young.
To equate all religions as equal of considerstion is the most mindless of attacks on the heritage of our Countries.
Damn these schizoid zombie media tossers. They deserve scorn and derision for their spouting of the muck they were served up with at University media courses.

Mark said...

European Kafir:

Mark:

Thanks. :-)
I gather you are British, therefore I am going to share a "secret" with you: England is my favourite European country, London my favourite European city! :-) (honestly)

I`d love to share my view on Swiss neutrality.

Swiss regards,
EK


Well dear European Kafir:

I'll share a secret with you: Switzerland is MY favourite European country! Honestly! Now isn't that a coincidence?

Please feel free to share your ideas with me. You can email me with them at: markalex@ntlworld.com

Greetings from the UK, your favourite European couuntry. :-)

Mark said...

Bld:

Let those silly buggers who want to convert to islam do so.

They will not be regarded as British or European, one day.

They can got to live under Sharia and take it where the rabs like to put it.

Our education system and some priests are responsible for poisoning the minds of these (mostly) kids, and encouraging them to think the fantasy of islam worthy of consideration.

Of course, those poor folks in islamic Countries, risk death or prison for even thinking of coversion OUT of islam.

What a smug and unquestioning belief it is.

One day we may need detoxification clinics for converts as they have for addiction now.


So well-stated!

When I was growing up in the UK, they used to say about commie sympathisers something like this: Let the buggers go and live in the Soviet Union for a while. That will bring the silly buggers back to their senses!

Why don't we have the courage to say something similar today to these moronic converts? Because people have become so lily-livered, PC, and mealy-mouthed, of course. That's why!

By the way, I love your idea for the provision of detox clinics! There should be one in every Tesco branch throughout the country, starting from today! :-)

Mark said...

Bld:

mark,.. our dismissal of the koran or MeinKampf as merely boring, would be dangerous in the extreme if we did not analyse their content.
I know that you have studied the book of fools, but reading Mein Kampf does seem like bathing in porrige!


I am not dismissing Mein Kampf. Not at all! I merely said that I tried reading it but found it so deadly dull that I couldn't bring myself to finish it. I should add that I found the whole thing rather depressing.

But I have read and studied much else besides about Hitler and his charisma.

A very revealing book about him is Das Buch Hitler (The Hitler Book, in English), which came out relatively recently. It is a book that had been buried in the Kremlin for all these years. It is really quite fascinating, and very illuminating about Hitler and the period of the Nazis in Germany.

I also have visited Obersalzberg, in Bavaria, where the Dokumentationszentrum (Documentation Centre) is. It really is quite a fascinating place.

There is also a fascinating book called Die tödliche Utopie (The Deadly Utopia), which is also accompanied by a very fascinating DVD, entitled Obersalzberg: Vom Bergbauerndorf zum Führersperrgebiet. I believe this DVD is available in English, too.

Because we find it hard to see it's power from our perspective, does not mean it is powerless. It's all about education/indoctrination.

When educationalists and journalists alike, spout their repetitive jargon regarding islam, they are doing untold damage to the minds of the young.

To equate all religions as equal of considerstion is the most mindless of attacks on the heritage of our Countries.

Damn these schizoid zombie media tossers. They deserve scorn and derision for their spouting of the muck they were served up with at University media courses.


Exactly, Bld, exactly!

Mark said...

Bld:

I should add that what I saw in this Documentation Centre was really quite sickening. The Nazis were nothing other than very cruel.

What worries me is that our leaders' inability to deal sensibly with today's challenge could well ultimately lead to similar cruelty being unleashed on the Muslim population of Europe.

A stitch in time always saves nine!

European Kafir said...

Mark

Shall we exchange passports???
;-)))

There was a post - in February, I think - that I wrote on this blog. I will look for it and send it to you via e-mail.

Hey... greetings from the capital of your future country (after swapping passports I mean).
EK

Mark said...

European Kafir:

Mark

Shall we exchange passports???
;-)))

There was a post - in February, I think - that I wrote on this blog. I will look for it and send it to you via e-mail.

Hey... greetings from the capital of your future country (after swapping passports I mean).
EK


What a darn good idea! Why didn't I think of that? Yes, let's. :-)

I'm not so sure that the Fremdenpolizei will be too pleased about that, though. :-)

Your capital is very beautiful; though I appreciate that it very different from London. Perhaps you prefer the 'feel' of London - the hustle and bustle.

Naturally, I shall look forward to receiving your email.

And greetings to you from your new Vaterland! :-) (As you know, we call it motherland or, quite commonly, the mother country.)

Shalom!

European Kafir said...

Mark

I sent you an e-mail . not sure though, whether you recognized my name, it might have ended up in your spam- or trash-bin. (subject: Swiss "Neutrality".

have a good weekend.
ek

Mark said...

European Kafir:

I haven't received your email. What happened to it, I wonder? Could you resend it, please?

European Kafir said...

Mark

OK.. i resent it. I hope it will reach you this time.
Maybe your firewall is rejecting mails from Switzerland??? :-D

EK

Mark said...

European Kafir:

As you now know, I have already received it. Thank you!