I received this in my email and of course I did my usual Google search to determine if its true — far too many things are emailed, that are personal opinion, but they are treated as fact. This was indeed written by the person who is credited and there are many interesting points that we should keep in mind – so I will share it here. However, I do NOT believe that all Muslims are bad. Just like I don’t think you can lump all the people in ANY group as being all good or all bad. That is like the pundits who defend “their guy” no matter how wrong their words or actions may be. For proof of this ailment in the US – turn on MSNBC, CNN or any other “mainstream media” channel when Obama does something utterly stupid.
This is the original email – but after you read that, please take a look at the response below it. I’ve also included the links to show where it was originally posted.
Here’s an interesting viewpoint .. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on January 15, 2011. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.
THIS WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER:
“EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ”
By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
“I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz … We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
These are the people we burned.
And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.
They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.
And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.
A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Recently, 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 in to it.
It is now more than sixty 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, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated.’ 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 ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States? If our Judeo-Christian heritage is offensive to Muslims, they should pack up and move to Iran, Iraq, or some other Muslim country.
Please do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along. We must wake up before it’s too late
Original Article Link: http://www.gentiuno.com/articulo.asp?articulo=1865 [in spanish]
Interesting response –
Today I was chained an email, my father had sent it to me, questioning as to why it was in Russian and yet it wanted to reach 40 million people. A quick Google Russian to English Translate, than a Google search yielded me the original Article by Sebastian Vivar Rodriguez. ( You can read the article on the bottom of this post.
Summarizing the chain email: Auschwitz killed the Jews and the Jews have been replaced by unproductive uncultured Muslims who are destroying the fabrics of European culture.
Here is my response.
Stating that Muslims are unintelligent or uncreative is absurd. One can not group all Muslims together, as one can not group all Jews together. Religion is not a parallel definition of creativity or intelligence.
Its total ignorance of individuals such as this writer that bewilder me.
The same ignorance is vested upon Africans who too are categorized as one group, or South Americans, who the tasteless Americans view as one people.
Before you go around chaining this letter, please check the facts, such as the British textbook change never happened.
Additionally before you go around grouping all Muslims together ask yourself if you would like to be grouped as Russian or as USSR people or as Asian or as Christian, then persecuted on behalf of your grouping.
It is not the surge of Muslim immigrants that has degraded European Culture, it is the surge of ignorant politicians and Hollywood hungry populations who have become violent and biased and have become un-cultural due to their media creations.
Muslims have controlled southern Europe for hundreds of years, these very same Muslims have given us mathematical scientific literal architectural advancements that Europeans have taken for granted as their own.
Please do not forget that the Renaissance is due to the Far-Eartern influence not due the Religiously Extreme Catholic Italians or the Barbaric Nordics.
Its a fucken disgrace that this fellow Rodriguez has categorized all Muslims as violent one celled creatures.
The very same Spanish that are complaining about the Muslims now, complained about the Jews, ohh some 550 years ago during the Spanish Inquisition, did you forget that little fiasco??
Additionally this is a six year old article at the height of Europe vs Muslim relations, so I don’t why its being chained now.
There are also a number of interesting comments on this post.