Qui ne dit mot, consent

He who says nothing agrees.

To tell you the truth, I was a little awed by the huge response generated by the little piece (The new Huns) that I wrote last week.

I usually try to stay clear of politics, but I felt that I had to lend my voice to what some people are reluctant to say.
Pan-Islamism is the new fascism of our era. It is an intolerant form of nationalism that urgently needs to be stopped.

Around 1946, former Nazi believer Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) said:

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

In essence, keeping quiet tacitly condones what is being done or said.And by doing so, it facilitates Pandora’s Box opening.

With automatic weapons being as common as lollipops, extremism and terrorism are becoming a worldwide problem.

The Arab world is awash with weapons and scientists are unable to explain why given a gun, a man becomes mentally disabled.
This strange phenomenon is known and exploited by religious zealots and autocrats in waiting.
They arm desperate young men and use them for depraved purposes.

The twin scourges of the Muslim world are religion and ignorance.
Poor and ignorant young people can easily be indoctrinated into a bloody, but ill-fated adventure that ultimately will never benefit them.

Most of the so-called “Jihadists” never look beyond the barrel of their guns. They rely on “prophets” to enlighten them.
But most so-called Prophets are false prophets, leading their flock to doom.

The main question of the Israeli-Arab conflict could be “Why can Israel make the desert bloom and its neighbors can’t?”

The answer is probably Education, for it is the key to salvation.
And Koran’s rote learning is definitely not education

If the money spent on armament were spent on education, most of the world conflicts would disappear.
A prosperous Middle East would cease to destroy itself.

Ironically, the Muslim World is very wealthy, but unfortunately wealth is squandered on just a few.
If the fabulous wealth of Saudi Arabia or Qatar for instance was spent on improving the lot of their fellow Muslims, the desert could indeed bloom.

But monarchies, dictatorships or theocracies are not the least interested in their brethren’s woes.
They just cater to a few obsequious lackeys.

The crux of the problem is not the very existence of Israel but the true liberation of Muslims everywhere from the yoke of religious and ignorance.

Until this happens, there will be turmoil and bloodshed in the tormented landscape of the Middle East.

Alain

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