Hi all -
As I mention in the Action forum, Michael is about to go on trial for doing nothing more than telling the truth about Islam.
I have sent an email to the court voicing my disappointment and anger at this.
The email is reproduced below -
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Good evening -
I am writing to voice my great disappointment and anger at the court action being taken against Michael Mannheimer.
This is a brave and courageous man who has done (and is doing) nothing more than telling the plain, warts-and-all TRUTH about Islam. This man is putting himself on the line for the country of Germany, defending it, so it is very disappointing that he now has to defend himself as well.
Freedom of speech is now dead in Europe and the United Kingdom (and is in grave danger in the rest of the West).
In barely more than sixty years after the Second World War, the rise of "political correctness" in the West has seen people like Michael muzzled, simply because (to use an old saying) "the truth hurts". So what? The truth is the truth nonetheless!
Since when was it necessary to censor the truth?
There was (not long ago) a scandal involving sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic church. Does the "politically correct" climate and "fear of offending someone" now mean that we must not speak out and criticise such things, lest the priests and/or Catholics be "offended"? Surely not, and the same is true of Islam.
The bottom line: freedom of speech means the freedom to tell the truth - even if said truth may offend a person or groups of people.
Now - in order to support Michael, it is necessary for me to PROVE that what he is saying is true. This means that I will delve into a few quotes from people and from the Quran itself.
First, I present this quote -
"Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence."
Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan
This is not true, and I will prove that it is not true.
What Mr Musharraf is doing here is an excellent example of "taqiyya" - lying. You may not know this, but lying is not only allowed in Islam - it is encouraged.
I recommend that you read the quotes - direct from the Quran - at the link below. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran ... olence.htm
I quote from the above link -
Does the Quran really contain dozens of verses promoting violence?
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
A few examples of these violent verses - there are many more -
Quran (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."
Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."
Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".
Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
The above verses are straight from the Quran. They are PROOF that Mr Musharraf was lying.
Now - when you show these verses to a Muslim, they will often respond by showing a number of peaceful-looking verses from the Quran. His or her doing this will convince many people of the "peaceful Quran" or "peaceful Islam", but to understand why this is not true, I must mention "abrogation".
Abrogation is when a particular verse in the Quran replaces (supercedes) another verse, making the original verse obsolete.
This happens when two verses contradict each other. When this happens, the LATER verse "abrogates" the earlier one.
Why does this matter? Allow me to explain.
If you study the history of Islam and the Quran, you will find that there is a great contrast in the nature of the Quranic verses set in Muhammad's time in Mecca, versus those set later on when he went to Medina. The early verses, set around the time when Muhammad still had little power, are (by and large) either neutral or not particularly hateful or violent. However - after Muhammad moves to Medina, the character of the verses changes markedly, and this is where we see verses like the ones shown above.
Remember - abrogation means that earlier (more "peaceful-sounding") verses are replaced with later (more violent) ones.
THIS is why abrogation matters. The "peaceful-looking" verses that you will be shown will almost certainly be abrogated ones - verses that are obsolete - and if you ask whether they are, the person concerned will almost certainly lie. This is taqiyya coming into the picture again. When it comes to protecting the "image" of Islam, anything goes - even lying - and this is particularly the case when non-Muslims are involved.
Given what I have shown you, I think it is fair to say that the West should be VERY worried when even a former president like Mr Musharraf can be shown to be telling lies about the real nature of Islam.
I have shown that Michael speaks the truth about Islam. I have shown verses from the Quran which back up what he says.
Here is another site that gives yet MORE proof that what Michael says is true -http://www.apostatesofislam.com/
The "Apostates of Islam" site - if you still don't believe me, then maybe you will believe those who have been Muslims themselves.
A quote from the Apostates site - http://www.apostatesofislam.com/islam_and_terrorism.htm
Islam and Terrorism
Quran 9.29 "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day ... "
Islam contains a large amount of intense venemous hatred for non-muslims. Quran and Hadith are filled with this hatred, which has always been easily tranformed into physical violence since the creation of Islam. Mohammed himself was a terrorist in his time, when he ordered to kill those who left Islam. He took part in many battles against people just for the reason they did not accept Islam.
Maybe.... just maybe.... now you may believe that Michael (and those like him - Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and others) speak the truth.
Finally, I offer this quote -
"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil."
- Thomas Mann
It is NOT Michael (and the brave people like him) who are evil. It is the ideology that he is warning you about. The violent and hateful ideology of Islam. It is THAT which should not be tolerated.
Thank you for your time.
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Not too bad if I say so myself......