The Muslim Assault on Germany

The Muslim Assault on Germany

February 25, 2007 03:27 PM EST

In the small village of Hahlen, in the German State of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), church records from the 4th and 5th centuries indicate the presence of a family named “Hole den Rahen,” (“Hole” meaning, “give me,” and “den rahen” meaning “the fields” or “meadows”). Hence, the early German name “Holrahen,” meaning, “give me new land.”

Through the centuries the name was shortened to “Holrahe” and later to “Holrah.” A spelling error by either a quartermaster or a paymaster during the American Civil War added an additional “l” to the middle of the name, and it has been “Hollrah” ever since.

I only mention the roots of my family name because it can be traced back to a time in northwestern Germany at least a hundred years before the Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca, in northern Arabia, in the year 570 AD.

The lands that my Saxon forbears occupied were marshy and not suitable for cultivation. Huge peat bogs stretched for miles, but the industrious Saxons cleared the arable lands and drained the marshes, using drainage canals and terracing. My people have been living on those lands for more than 1,500 years, since before Muhammad was born, and now his followers want to take it away from them.

One farm, near the village of Menslage, has been in my family, continuously, since the year 1245. I have visited those places on two occasions and on each visit I have been overwhelmed by the thought of my great-great-grandfather and my 10-year-old great-grandfather walking away from their home, with only the clothes on their backs and their few possessions in hand, seeking a better life in America.

Germany is the seat of the Protestant Reformation, and with the exception of the years that encompass the Nazi era of the 1930s and 40s, and the years of communist domination of East Germany during the Cold War, Germany has always been a devoutly Christian nation. Moreover, no nation has contributed more to music, to the arts, to literature, to science, to religion, to philosophy, to the expansion of human knowledge, than have the Germans.

During the 20th century, Germany has been the instigator of two brutal and costly world wars. And as a result of those two great wars, Germany has also acquired a well-deserved reputation as a warrior nation. The Germans were seen as great battlefield tacticians; culturally, they were well-suited to military discipline; and, intellectually, they were unequalled in the production of advanced weaponry.

It is a reputation which, if true, would serve the Germans well today… as it would all of Europe. However, with the close of World War II and the disclosure of the horrors of the Nazi holocaust, the German people have been clothed in a mantle of shame unknown to any ethnic group in history… much of it self-imposed.

Now, after years of liberal immigration policies, Muslims are overrunning Germany, as they are all of Europe. And when the world needs a Germany that can live up to its reputation as a tough, nationalistic state, that nation no longer exists. They have become a nation of sheep… as have the Dutch, the French, the Italians, the Belgians, the Scandinavians, and yes, even the British.

There was a time, in the past century, when the Germans and the British were warriors. That is no longer true of the Germans. And in Great Britain, where the government struggles mightily to play a major role in the fight against Islamic fascism, radical leftists threaten to overthrow even a socially liberal Labor government.

In an interview with a Brussels newspaper (De Standaard, October 23) Dutch author, Oscar Van den Boogaard, described what appears to be the attitude of most post-WWII Europeans. He said, “I am not a warrior, but who is? I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it.”

As John Stuart Mill has said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

It is a sad picture, a Europe where so many of the people have never learned to fight for their freedom… where people were only good at enjoying it. But it is sadder still to realize that nearly half the American people – liberals, Democrats, the anti-war radicals with the loudest voices – agree with them… relying for their freedoms on the exertions of better men than they.

So what is it about the term “miserable creatures” that liberals, Democrats, and anti-war radicals find so appealing?

February 25, 2007 03:27 PM EST

In the small village of Hahlen, in the German State of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), church records from the 4th and 5th centuries indicate the presence of a family named “Hole den Rahen,” (“Hole” meaning, “give me,” and “den rahen” meaning “the fields” or “meadows”). Hence, the early German name “Holrahen,” meaning, “give me new land.”

Through the centuries the name was shortened to “Holrahe” and later to “Holrah.” A spelling error by either a quartermaster or a paymaster during the American Civil War added an additional “l” to the middle of the name, and it has been “Hollrah” ever since.

I only mention the roots of my family name because it can be traced back to a time in northwestern Germany at least a hundred years before the Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca, in northern Arabia, in the year 570 AD.

The lands that my Saxon forbears occupied were marshy and not suitable for cultivation. Huge peat bogs stretched for miles, but the industrious Saxons cleared the arable lands and drained the marshes, using drainage canals and terracing. My people have been living on those lands for more than 1,500 years, since before Muhammad was born, and now his followers want to take it away from them.

One farm, near the village of Menslage, has been in my family, continuously, since the year 1245. I have visited those places on two occasions and on each visit I have been overwhelmed by the thought of my great-great-grandfather and my 10-year-old great-grandfather walking away from their home, with only the clothes on their backs and their few possessions in hand, seeking a better life in America.

Germany is the seat of the Protestant Reformation, and with the exception of the years that encompass the Nazi era of the 1930s and 40s, and the years of communist domination of East Germany during the Cold War, Germany has always been a devoutly Christian nation. Moreover, no nation has contributed more to music, to the arts, to literature, to science, to religion, to philosophy, to the expansion of human knowledge, than have the Germans.

During the 20th century, Germany has been the instigator of two brutal and costly world wars. And as a result of those two great wars, Germany has also acquired a well-deserved reputation as a warrior nation. The Germans were seen as great battlefield tacticians; culturally, they were well-suited to military discipline; and, intellectually, they were unequalled in the production of advanced weaponry.

It is a reputation which, if true, would serve the Germans well today… as it would all of Europe. However, with the close of World War II and the disclosure of the horrors of the Nazi holocaust, the German people have been clothed in a mantle of shame unknown to any ethnic group in history… much of it self-imposed.

Now, after years of liberal immigration policies, Muslims are overrunning Germany, as they are all of Europe. And when the world needs a Germany that can live up to its reputation as a tough, nationalistic state, that nation no longer exists. They have become a nation of sheep… as have the Dutch, the French, the Italians, the Belgians, the Scandinavians, and yes, even the British.

There was a time, in the past century, when the Germans and the British were warriors. That is no longer true of the Germans. And in Great Britain, where the government struggles mightily to play a major role in the fight against Islamic fascism, radical leftists threaten to overthrow even a socially liberal Labor government.

In an interview with a Brussels newspaper (De Standaard, October 23) Dutch author, Oscar Van den Boogaard, described what appears to be the attitude of most post-WWII Europeans. He said, “I am not a warrior, but who is? I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it.”

As John Stuart Mill has said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

It is a sad picture, a Europe where so many of the people have never learned to fight for their freedom… where people were only good at enjoying it. But it is sadder still to realize that nearly half the American people – liberals, Democrats, the anti-war radicals with the loudest voices – agree with them… relying for their freedoms on the exertions of better men than they.

So what is it about the term “miserable creatures” that liberals, Democrats, and anti-war radicals find so appealing?

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