I remained silent
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; for I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist.
Finally when they came for me, there was nobody left; nobody left to speak for me.
I recently came across this English translation of the German poem called, ‘I remained silent’. It is believed Pastor Martin-Niemoller wrote this haunting poem to highlight the complicity and cowardly behaviour of German intellectuals and the media during the rise of Nazis.
After reading this poem I asked myself, ‘Today, aren’t the Muslims repeating the same mistake the Germans did?’ The answer my mind gave me was, ‘Yes’
Today in all Muslim countries people are being killed and abducted by Muslim Governments and various agencies linked to it. This is happening everywhere be it Pakistan, Central Asia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia or Sudan. If the majority of the Muslims didn’t remain silent their governments will not do these things.
If at all Muslim don’t remain silent, just think, whom do Muslims blame for these abductions and crimes? They blame the Americans and Israel and come up with all sorts of excuses for the state of the Muslim world. True, other countries esp. America play a huge role in the things happening in the Muslim world but it is ultimately the incompetent Muslim Governments and rulers who are responsible for these crimes. Where is the protests against the Muslim Governments? Why are Muslims silent?
“The cruelest crimes in history was not done by the tyranny of a few but the silence of the majority at the face of tyranny.”
PS. Shall I tell you a secret? Do you know who these ‘silent Muslims’ are?… It is no one else but you and me…
The Problem (with the Muslim World)