Saturday, September 10, 2005

If You Think to Be a Muslim is to be a Terrorist, I Think You, Like Winston Churchill, are a Fascist

This is a copy of an e-mail forwarded to me by a relative over the last couple of days. I'm sure there must be quite a few more links to this chain across the country. I was pretty appalled by the fundamental equation of terrorists and Muslims, as if all Muslims are natural born terrorists and anything ever done by any terrorists was essentially an expression of the Islamic faith. This standpoint clearly takes the acts of violent individuals to express the intent of unconnected members of an international religion, as if Christian KKK members meant Mother Theresa should be put on a terrorist watch list because they are both Christian. Are bad acts by Christian nations Christian terrorism? It makes just as much sense to describe them as acts of Christian terrorism as it does to label terrorism by non-EuroAmericans as Muslim terrorism. Enjoy the family atmosphere of the exchange.

The E-mail:
Subject: New Postage Stamp
How ironic is this??!! They don't even believe in Christ and they're getting their own Christmas stamp, but don't dream of posting the ten commandments on federal property?

USPS New Stamp
This one is impossible to believe. Scroll down for the text. If there is only one thing you forward today.....let it be this!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military barracks in Saudi Arabia!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001!

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your stamps at the post office. To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know.

My Reply:
Those of you can't tell the difference between a Muslim and a terrorist might as well stop pretending and fly the swastika while you call for extermination of all the subhuman Muslims.
Should we call Winston Churchill a Christian terrorist? Was this the accidental final solution?

Here is Winston
on using poison gas against the Iraqis in the 1920s:

Winston Churchill, as colonial secretary, was sensitive to the cost of policing the Empire; and was in consequence keen to exploit the potential of modern technology. This strategy had particular relevance to operation in Iraq. On 19 February, 1920, before the start of the Arab uprising, Churchill (then Secretary for War and Air) wrote to Sir Hugh Trenchand, the pioneer of air warfare. Would it be possible for Trenchard to take control of Iraq? This would ential "the provision of some kind of asphyxiating bombs calculated to cause disablement of some kind but not death...for use in preliminary operations against turbulent tribes."
Churchill was in no doubt that gas could be profitably employed against the Kurds and Iraqis (as well as against other peoples in the Empire): "I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilized tribes." Henry Wilson shared Churchill's enthusiasm for gas as an instrument of colonial control but the British cabinet was reluctant to sanction the use of a weapon that had caused such misery and revulsion in the First World War. Churchill himself was keen to argue that gas, fired from ground-based guns or dropped from aircraft, would cause "only discomfort or illness, but not death" to dissident tribespeople; but his optimistic view was mistaken. It was likely that the suggested gas would permanently damage eyesight and "kill children and sickly persons, more especially as the people against whom we intend to use it have no medical knowledge with which to supply antidotes."
Churchill remained unimpressed by such considerations, arguing that the use of gas, a "scientific expedient," should not be prevented "by the prejudices of those who do not think clearly." In the event, gas was used against the Iraqi rebels with "excellent moral effect" though gas shells were not dropped from aircraft because of practical difficulties...
Simons, Geoff. Iraq: From Sumer to Sudan, (London: St. Martin's Press, 1994), pp.179-181