Monday, 19 September 2016

To shock the DECENT. To shame the DEPLORABLE

I received the following yesterday by e-mail. It came from a friend who lives a goodly distance from my home.
There was no greeting at the beginning, and no salutation at the end. It is reproduced exactly as I received it.

The sender is a Christian - an Episcopalian.  His politics are as deeply reactionary as mine are progressive. I have asked him not to send me right wing messages, because it will not change my mind, and it only makes me angry, and sad that such a man who I have known for forty years persists in forwarding me such material.

This one "took the biscuit".  Here's the e-mail.   My comments are in red (below)


The Crusades have finally started

They're getting to be known - and rejected. The Crusades have finally started as predicted.

The  first countries to ban Islam:

See how the world is acting fast on the threat posed by Islam and its barbaric Sharia Law.

Japan has always refused Muslims to live permanently in their country and they cannot own any real estate or any type of business, and have banned any worship of Islam. Any Muslim tourist caught spreading the word of Islam will be deported immediately, including all family members.

Cuba rejects plans for first mosque.

The African nation of Angola and several other nations have officially banned Islam.

Record number of Muslims,  (over 2,000) deported from Norway as a way of fighting crime.  Since these Muslim criminals have been deported, crime has dropped by a staggering 72%. Prison Officials are reporting that nearly half of their jail cells are now vacant, Courtrooms nearly empty, Police now free to attend to other matters, mainly traffic offenses to keep their roads and highways safe and assisting the public in as many ways as they can.

In Germany alone in the last year there were 81 violent attacks targeting mosques.

Austrian police arrested 13 men targeting suspected jihad recruiters.

A Chinese court sends 22 Muslim Imams to jail for 16 to 20 years for spreading Islam hatred and have executed eighteen jihadists;

China campaigns against Separatism (disallowing  Islamist to have their own separate state). Muslim prayers banned in government buildings and schools in Xinjiang (Western China).

Hundreds of Muslim families prepared to leave China for their own safety and return back to their own Middle Eastern countries.

Muslim refugees beginning to realize that they are not welcome in Christian countries because of their violent ways and the continuing Wars in Syria and Iraq whipped up by the hideous ISIS who are murdering young children and using  mothers and daughters as sex slaves.

British Home Secretary prepares to introduce 'Anti-social Behavior Order' for extremists and strip dual nationals of their Citizenship.  Deportation laws also being prepared.

The Czech Republic blatantly refuses Islam in their country, regarding it as evil.

Alabama - A new controversial amendment that will ban the recognition of "foreign laws which would include Sharia law".

16 other States have all Introduced Legislation to Ban Sharia Law.

North  Carolina bans Islamic "Sharia Law" in the State, regarding it now as a criminal offense.

The Polish Defense League issues a warning to Muslims.

Many Muslims in Northern Ireland have announced plans to leave the country to avoid anti-Islamic violence by Irish locals. The Announcement comes after an attack on groups of Muslims in  the city of Belfast, Groups of Irish locals went berserk and bashed teenage Muslim gangs who were referring to young Irish girls as sluts and should be all gang raped, according to Islam and ''Sharia  Law"

 Even hospital staff were reluctant to treat the battered Muslim patients, the majority were given the Band-Aid treatment and sent home with staff muttering ''Good Riddance''.

Dutch MP's call for removal of all mosques in  the Netherlands.

One Member of the Dutch Parliament said: "We want to  clean Netherlands of Islam". 

Dutch MP Machiel De Graaf spoke on behalf of the Party for Freedom when he said, "All mosques in the Netherlands should be shut down. Without Islam, the Netherlands would be a wonderful safe country to live in, as it was before the arrival of  Muslim refugees''.

Please share this e-mail with your family and friends if you agree. 

I'm more than happy to forward this on - maybe I'm more of a realist than a racist?



(a) The "article"  is anonymous. Any writer with integrity would have been more than willing to add his or her name. Anonymity is cowardly.

(2)  The "article" makes many assertions, but it never names the sources for them.  Responsible writers names their sources.


(1) The word "Crusade" is problematic.  It plays directly into the claims of militant and violent Muslims  (a tiny proportion of the multi-faceted Islamic world)  that the West  is bound and determined to destroy Islam.  

The internet world is multi-national and porous, so it's more than likely that this article  has already come to the attention of militant and violent Muslim groups, enabling them to say "here is proof that the West wants to destroy us.  

(I call that "giving comfort to the enemy").

(2) The claim about Japan's response to Islam  is demonstrably false.

See this

(3)  It is distinctly odd that right wingers would cite Cuba as a good example of "how to deal with Muslims" - Cuba indeed, with a repressive government which is hated by all conservatives?!  (I wonder if the Cuban regime has also halted the construction of Christian Churches?)

(4) NORWAY  has deported 2,000 Muslims and the crime rate has dropped by 72%?

What is the source for the figure of  2,000 deportations? (I'm just asking!).  

But it's the percentage claim which is most problematic for it does not give a base number for comparison .  In other words is the claimed 72% drop based on a reported crime figure of 10,000, or 1,000, or 100?

(5)  CHINA  

The writer seems to be unaware that China has had an indigenous Muslim population for about 1,400 years


To where will they be deported?

And if it is true that "Muslim prayers (have been) banned in government buildings and schools in Xinjiang (Western China) is it not very probable that Christian prayers have also been banned in such places?

(By the way  - how come that conservative/reactionary Americans cite the repressive Chinese regime as a model for our freedoms?)

My list goes on!   How amazing it is that right wing Christians cite violence against Muslims in Northern Ireland, as if it were commendable.


I am not naive. As a Christian I deplore all internecine violence whether it  be sponsored by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus or idiots.

I especially deplore any  ad ho·mi·nem attacks on Jews, Christians, Hindus or Muslims.

I am particularly saddened  when my Christian friends give voice and support to anti-Islamic sentiments and are too careless, lazy or prejudiced  to search out the facts.

I refuse to allow my patriotism to be measured by crap such as this

"If you lack patriotism towards your beloved Christian country, and lack Guts then simply click on delete" 

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