The power of belief has been embraced by millions of people, some of whom may have seen whatever it was they believed coming to fruition. Here’s a great example of how belief without question can be destructive. This was sent to me by a woman I know well, along with 20+ people on her “forward” list. I thought of her as kind, caring and intelligent. She professes to be a practicing Christian, a Catholic. This is a direct result of the Islamaphobia that was generated by 9/11 and the “War on Terror”. It’s a chilling demonstration of how easy it is to have millions of people believe something that’s not true. It is followed by my reply to her, and then, after no response, to her mailing list.
If we choose to remain silent and complacent when faced with racism and ignorance, we allow it to continue.
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here’s what was forwarded. The goal was to reach 400 million people.... It used huge, all caps lettering for emphasis… kind of like the letters created by serial killers to taunt the police.
EDUCATE THE WORLD PASS THIS AROUND….
IN CASE YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS. READ CAREFULLY……….. This is so “Unbelievable”…..
In Houston, Texas
Harwin Central Mall: The very first store that you come to when you walk from the lobby of the building into the shopping area had this sign posted on their door. The shop is run by Muslims.
Feel free to share this with others.
“We will be closed on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Ali”
Imam Ali flew one of the planes into the twin towers.
Try telling me we’re not in a Religious war!
THIS HAS NOT BEEN AROUND….SO MAKE SURE IT DOES!
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND HAVE THEM DO THE SAME
When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand
why Eisenhower was so popular.
Maybe this will explain why.
General Eisenhower Warned Us.
It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect:
‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.’
This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated’ while many in the world looked the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center
EDUCATE THE WORLD PASS THIS AROUND….
Here is my reply to her
For everyone’s sake you should send all these people the truth. This really is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope this was designed to show people how things like the hatred for Jews was spread to create fear and allowed the holocaust to occur. Lies that are passed around until enough people believe it. But I don’t think that’s the case. I do find it unbelievable that this is being passed around. Iman Ali was born in the year 600. He didn’t fly any plane because they didn’t exist in 600. Imam Ali is a martyr that some people revere, much like the Catholic saints. Feel free to forward this to everyone on your list and ask them to do the same and stop this stupidity from being spread any further. I am stunned. Here’s a link to one of the many sites about Imam Ali.
Here’s the second letter I sent to her after no reply to my suggestion that she contact everyone to let them know it was a lie.
I was hoping I would have heard from you by now to let me know you’d contacted everyone you sent the Store Closing lie to and let them know if was not true. If you haven’t I will have lost a lot of the respect I had for you because that wasn’t just a simple mistake… it was hate literature. If it reaches even half of it’s 400 million people goal, it will have infected all the people who didn’t bother questioning whether it was true or not, plus all the people they forward it to….like a virus. It will probably make them angry and hateful. I’m sure that’s not what you want and it’s your responsibility to stop it before it spreads from your friends and family to people they know.
This is not a joke. That was hate mail created by someone who is very ignorant or who wants to fan the flames of racial hatred, probably both. I’m sure you thought you were sharing important information with people you care about. But now you know it was a lie. A very disgusting, twisted lie. Someone needs to let all of them know the truth immediately and I’d like it to be you. If you have any respect for me, please let me know you’ve taken care of this and I hope you’ve learned a valuable lesson about checking facts before passing them on.
After receiving no reply, I sent this to her mailing list, which was displayed in the addresses for the original e-mail
I know some, but not all of you. I was also sent the document below. I just wanted to let all of you know that this is simply not true in the hope that you will not become infected with it’s hatred or involved in it’s distribution. If anything, this is an excellent example of how things like the Holocaust can happen. People develop enough hate in their hearts and minds fed by lies and half truths. This isn’t a half truth. It’s 100% bullshit! Imam Ali was not one of the 9/11 pilots as stated. He couldn’t fly a plane. In fact, there weren’t any planes in the year 600 when he was born. He is one of many martyrs revered by Muslims, much like the myriad of saints revered by Christians. It starts with the warning…..
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! This should have been taken literally and not believed, but I don’t think that was the message. Hopefully, all of you took a few moments to do a quick check to verify that Imam Ali was, in fact, one of the 9/11 pilots, found this was a lie, and deleted it rather than sending it on to people you care about. This is a serious message created by someone who is either incredibly ignorant, or someone wanting to promote racial/religious hatred (probably both). It’s not a joke. It’s hate mail at best. They even brought Hitler and the Nazis into play as is often done to demonize someone. I’m sure Wanda was not wanting to promote fear and hatred in your minds, but if you believed this and forwarded it on to people you know, I urge you to take the time to let them know what a piece of fear-mongering trash it is, as I’m sure your intention was not to send lies to infect the minds of people you know.
I also hope that this reminds us all to check our facts before forwarding on information that is not only a lie, but designed to put hatred in people’s hearts. The world doesn’t need anymore hatred right now. Here’s one of the many links to information about Imam Ali as well as a couple exposing this story as a lie.
Here’s one that exposed the story as a lie from 2009. And here’s another one.
They were very easy to find for anyone wanting to check the facts.
Incredibly, this did happen back in 2009, not recently. Apparently the moron who wrote and distributed this felt now was a good time to stir up some more racial and religious hatred with an old story that had already been exposed as false. This makes it a little extra outrageous, but then they went back over 60 years to dredge up some Nazi comparisons to top it off. For those of us who can’t understand how useless wars and killing continue year after year, here’s a good example. Lies like this can spread rapidly like a virus…. and it can kill like a virus by putting enough hate in people’s hearts to wish harm and death to others.
As we digest the reality that lies and deception are an integral part of getting a population to accept and participate in immoral, inhuman activities, I encourage you to remember how all of this started…. 9/11. That’s the reason we were given for invading and bombing the people of Afghanistan and Iraq. That’s why millions of otherwise sane, intelligent people, most of whom know little about Islam, were convinced to hate Muslims. That’s why billions of dollars (including our tax dollars) are being squandered with unnecessary wars. That’s why young Canadians are being exposed to the horror that’s been created and dying as invaders in a foreign land for no good reason. Think about this….. 19 “Muslim” hijackers are said to have flown planes into several buildings, killing thousands of people, mostly Americans. Shortly afterwards the bombing of Iraq and Afghanistan begins along with the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent people …. Of the 19 hijackers, 15 were Saudi, 2 were from U.A.E, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon. Not Iraq or Afghanistan, or Libya or any of the other countries who have been invaded. Why not bomb Saudi Arabia? BinLaden was also a Saudi and was supposed to be the mastermind behind 9/11.
I encourage all of you to invest some time to explore the overwhelming evidence that 9/11 didn’t happen as reported in the official report. There were many lies and deceptions involved there as well, but bigger and more believable than this tripe. Although it’s in the past, the aftermath continues and escalates even today. And like all wars, it is very profitable for defense contractors and their shareholders. The very atrocities that are recalled in this garbage…
murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated
are being rained down on innocent people who had nothing to do with 9/11 and pose no threat to Canadians. This may also be a good time to ask ourselves if this is how a “civilized nation” should behave, rather than demonizing other religions and belief systems. May Peace be with you.