Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Grateful Response

The following letter was published in today's (3/30/06) Orlando Sentinel in response to my letter, which was published in Sunday's edition. I welcome this feedback from the Islamic community. It is precisely why I wrote the letter - to open doors of communication that will lead to a better understanding of the world's faiths.

In response to [Marinade Dave's] Sunday letter to the editor, "Religion of peace?":

Throughout time, claimed adherents to a religion have been engaged in actions of violence that not only dwarf the condemning of authors but the atrocities of 9-11.

Across the belt buckle of the infamous Nazi SS was written "Gott mit uns" -- "God is with us." Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf: "I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator."

Hitler's actions cost the world 60 million people, of whom 37 million were civilians.

In 1811, John Quincy Adams wrote, "The whole continent of North America appears to be destined by Divine Providence to be peopled by one nation, speaking one language, professing one general system of religious and political principles . . . for the common happiness of them all, for their peace and prosperity, I believe it is indispensable that they should be associated in one federal Union."

What followed were 11 million Native Americans killed to fulfill our "manifest destiny."

There are Muslims around the world calling back their brethren to the peaceful way of life, which was revealed as a mercy to mankind, sacrificing their time, money and energy. By continuing to demonize the religion that has raised humankind from the shackles of immorality, brought peace to violence-torn areas and prescribed women's political rights 1,400 years ago based on the actions of those who have fallen from its doctrine, we only make the path toward peace more elusive.

Muslims unconditionally denounce terrorism and invite people of conscience to seek and embrace the truth.





  1. The truth? Christofer, you can not handle the truth.

  2. Well, anonymous, at least he did denounce terrorism, and that had to have come from the head organization, based out of D.C.

  3. Taqiyya: A form of deliberate lying to maintain and advance the religion of Islam.

    In other words, their own religion tells them to lie about the religion, if it will advance the cause. The miserable SOB is a damn liar. Until the PEOPLE who are muslim rise up and shut the terrorists down, I will not buy the lie that it's a religion of peace, sorry.

  4. You know, Ogre, a few years ago I got an e-mail from a purported terrorist who worked for ADC out of Washington, D.C. I forwarded it to the FBI and below is how the entire situation unfolded. By the way, ADC is the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage, so their website states. Marvin Wingfield is their Education Director. I had to remove the e-mail tags to enable this comment.
    From:"Marvin Wingfield"

    Date:Sun, 27 Oct 2002 22:00:44 -0800

    Personally I don't see much difference between Americans and Israelis.

    Both are regrouped scumbags from all over the world and both massacred the original inhabitants of the lands.

    America is terrorist state since it was created, Jews didn't told Americans to butcher Red Indians, Jews didn't ordered Americans to massacre Filipinos, Jews didn't asked Americans to invade Caribbean islands and annihilated people in there, Jews didn't dropped nukes over Japan, Jews have no aims in butchering Vietnamese, Laotian nation or Cambodians.

    Americans did those things because they were born MURDERERS.

    Now, regarding Palestinian cause, Americans are not under the control of Jews, but in fact Israel is the one under the control. Americans can flix their muscles whenever they want, and Israelis can't help but to obey the orders coming from Washington.

    Blaming Jews is the thing that makes Americans sons of b*tch feel slightly comfortable with, because it gives them the sense that they are under the control of external power and they wouldn't do what they did.

    This is bullsh*t, Americans are our enemies as being Arabs.

    And one day when we are finished with Israel, we will force the bastards behind the Atlantic to pay it back with their own blood.

    Arabs don't forget nor forgive.

    Sorry if my words hurt you, but it's not a personal.

    Revolution till victory

    Marvin Wingfield

    FBI response:

    Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:11:16 -0500
    From:"FBI Internet Tips"
    Subject:FBI Response

    Dear Mr. anonymous:

    Thank you for your tip to the FBI Internet Tip Line. It is being evaluated for it's strategic value, and will be disseminated, if appropriate, for further action. It is the policy of the FBI to not provide results of that evaluation or action to the providers of information. I would recommend that you contact and lodge a complaint with them regarding the sending of the email message. You should be aware that there is a high probability that is unaware that these messages are being sent from their email system.


    David N. Rushing/jbv
    Supervisory Special Agent
    FBI Headquarters
    Washington, DC

    Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 07:53:11 -0800 (PST)
    Subject: Terrorist letter

    I received a threatening e-mail from your organization. I have no idea how my name and e-mail address came to the attention of the person who wrote it. Following is the letter and the response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which I forwarded on to them. I do not believe your organization is responsible for this letter, but I do feel it is your civic duty to find the person responsible and deal with him/her in accordance to the laws of the United States of America.

    I did receive a very good letter from the attorney for ADC, apologizing and explaining that, yes, Marvin Wingfield does indeed work for ADC and, no, he is not at all responsible for the e-mail. He stated that ADC and the FBI work closely together on terrorist matters and ADC takes these threats very seriously. He asked me to send him anything else I might receive in the future, which I didn't. He asked me to call him personally if I felt the need.

    Somewhere along the way, I lost this final response from the ADC attorney, but the whole thing was handled in such a professional manner, I considered the matter closed.