History Test —> REVISED VERSION

**UPDATED December 8, 2006, with link to the Power of Nightmares free download from web archive**

Many of you may have received a “History Test” which was really a long rant, which detailed all of the terrible crimes of Islamic Terrorists. The effect of reading this filtered and very selective account of the wrong doings of that group was calculated by its author, I believe, to stir up hatred and fear of Islamic people in general.

So, being a little disturbed by the politics of Fear and Hate (Having just watched the excellent series “The Power of Nightmares” from the BBC, available for download from the webarchive here: The Power of Nightmares), I have decided to put the crimes of that particular group into a little bit of perspective by detailing the crimes of some other groups. Not that I think that the groups I list are particularly guilty of being inherently evil, but because I want everyone to realize how the information that they receive is so filtered.

One of the interesting things for me was the realization that many of these items received rather little play in the US press, which is out there, everyday “Manufacturing Consent” as Noam Chomsky so aptly described it.

I would urge all to forward the REVISED VERSION of the HISTORY TEST back to those who have sent out the original one.

The original, often-forwarded test started like this:

Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. The events are actual cuts from past history.. They actually happened!!!

Do you remember?

-1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by
a. Superman
b. Jay Lenno
c. Harry Potter
d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:…


The test went on and on. (By the way, Sirhan Sirhan was Christian, so the author of the original ‘History Test’ doesn’t even have his or her facts straight)

So, for just a little balance and sanity, I have created a new test, as follows:

HISTORY TEST—>REVISED VERSION

CAN YOU ANSWER THESE?????????

1. In July 1995, when the town of Srebrenica was captured, it had a population of over 20,000 people. At least 8,000 Bosniak men and boys, almost all of whom where Muslim, were executed by the end of that month.

Note that the death toll is several thousand more than that of 9/11. Who committed this genocide?

a. The army of an avowedly ‘Christian’ country
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. The KGB
d. The CIA

2. Who opposed the deployment of US troops to participate in the UN Peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, to stop events like those described above?

a. Republicans
b. Democrats
c. Greens
d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

3. Who assassinated UN Peace Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte to protest his diplomatic efforts in the Middle East on September 17, 1948?

a. LEHI, a Jewish terrorist group under the leadership of Yitzhak Shamir
b. The British
c. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
d. The CIA

Hint: Those responsible were pardoned and given honors by the Israeli govt.

4. Who killed 168 people in a terrorist attack at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building on April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma City?

a. A gulf war veteran, with ties to white supremacist organizations
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. French Canadians
d. Ann Coulter

5. At the Shatila UNRWA refugee camp near Beirut, who killed approximately 800 civilians in Sept 1982? This slaughter was declared on December 16, 1982, to be an act of genocide by the United Nations General Assembly.

a. Christian Militias, while Israeli Defense Forces which surrounded the camp, watched, aware of what was occurring?
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. the CIA
d. the KGB

6. On Sunday July 3, 1988, an Iranian Airways Airbus aircraft was shot down killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 38 non-Iranians and 66 children. Who shot down this unarmed civilian airplane?

a. US Navy
b. Iraqi Air Force
c. Israeli Air Force
d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

7. Who killed approximately 100 to 120 Palestinian civilians in Deir Yasin in 1948?

a. Israeli Paramilitary groups, who were never prosecuted
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. CIA
d. Iranians

8. What group’s members killed Alan Berg, an outspoken Jewish talk show host, in Colorado on June 18, 1984?

a. The Order, a white supremacist group
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. Ann Coulter
d. The CIA

9. In the early hours of December 3, 1984, in Bhopal India a holding tank with stored MIC overheated and released toxic heavier-than-air MIC gas, which rolled along the ground through the surrounding streets killing thousands outright. The transportation system in the city collapsed and many people were trampled trying to escape. The gases also injured anywhere from 150,000 to 600,000 people, at least 15,000 of whom later died.

Note that this is many, many times the death toll from 9/11. Who was deemed responsible for these deaths?

a. An American Corporation
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. Israeli terrorists
d. Walter Winchell

10. The following is a list of Palestinian towns, and dates on which the indicated numbers of civilians were killed.

(This is just a partial listing..)
Balad al-Shaykh December 31, 1947 12-60 dead
al-Husayniyya March 13, 1948, 30 dead
Abu Shusha May 14, 1948 60-70 dead
al-Dawayima October 29, 1948 80-100 dead
Safsaf October 29, 1948 50-70 dead
Saliha October 30, 1948 60-80 dead
Hula October 1948 35-50 dead
Arab al-Mawasi November 2, 1948 14 dead

Who committed these murders, which resulted (predictably) in a mass exodus of Islamic Arabs in Palestine, from lands under this organization’s control?

a. Israeli paramilitary organizations, which later became the IDF
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. the CIA
d. the KGB

11. On 6 November 1944, who assassinated Lord Moyne in Cairo, Egypt?

a. The Stern Group, a Jewish terrorist organization
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. CIA
d. FBI

12. Who wrote a memorandum to justify the use of torture against detained combatants, in violation of the Geneva Convention?

a. Alberto Gonzales, the Attorney General of the US
b. President Bush (hint: he can’t write)
c. Ann Coulter (hint:she can’t either)
d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In March, 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot while celebrating Mass. What group was later shown to be responsible for his death?

a. Death Squads comprised of those trained at the U.S. ‘School of the Americas, still at the Army base of Fort Benning, GA.
b. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
c. Israeli terrorists
d. White Supremacists

14. On November 16, 1989, Six Salvadoran Jesuit Priests, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter were murdered at the University of Central America (UCA) Of the 27 soldiers, part of a right wing death squad, who committed this act, 19 of them (including all of the officers present) were trained at:

a. the School of the America’s, at Fort Benning GA.
b. Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow
c. MIT
d. Harvard

15. Another Priest was killed by a repressive regime in the 1980’s. His name was Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. Almost all Americans know his name, as his murder was widely reported in the US media. What is the proportion of evening news air time given to the reports of the Six Central America Jesuits’ murder to the evening news air time given to reports of Fr Jerzy Popiełuszko’s murder?

a. less than 1:100
b. about 1:50
c. about 1:8
d. about 1:3

16. Extra Credit: Can you name ANY of the Six Salvadoran Jesuits, mentioned in question 15?

You guessed it, the answer to the multiple choice questions is: a.

Those killed on November 16, 1989:

– Ignacio Ellacuria, SJ, rector of the University.
– Ignacio Martin Baro, SJ who studied the effects of war on the human psyche
– Segundo Montes, SJ a strong advocate for refugees and human rights
– Amano Lopez, SJ a gifted counselor and pastoral worker
– Joaquin Lopez y Lopez, SJ director of an education program in poor communities
– Juan Ramon Moreno, SJ a gifted preacher and retreat leader
&
– Elba Ramos, the Jesuits’ housekeeper, remembered as sensitive and intuitive
– Celina Ramos, Elba’s 14-year-old daughter who had worked as a catechist

More information on the School for the Americas, now renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, see the website http://www.soaw.org, which also tracks the victims of the graduates from the School of the Americas, estimated now in the tens of thousands. The annual vigil held each November now attracts almost 20,000 protesters.

“Sources at the [SOA] say that when…soldiers go through the urban-combat exercise with blanks in their weapons, half the time the village priest (played by a U.S. Army chaplain) is killed or roughed up.”
–Newsweek Magazine, August 9, 1993

REVISIONS TO THE TEST PRODUCED BY: enigma_foundry

**********END REVISIONS********************

This is the full version of the original test:

“HISTORY TEST

Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. The events are actual cuts from past history.. They
actually happened!!!

Do you remember?

-1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by
a. Superman
b. Jay Lenno
c. Harry Potter
d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3.During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davy Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6.In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7.In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill’ s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10.On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.Thousands of people were killed by:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr Bean
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11.In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
a. Bonnie and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo
c. Billy Graham
d. Muslim male extremist s mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2004 – Spain’s Railwayy was bombed by:
a. Bishop of St. Louis
b. Spiderman
c. Molly Brown
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

AND NOW !

14. 2005 London and Mumbai Railway were bombed by:;
a. Gw Bush
b. Newt Gingrich
c. VP Dick Cheney
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

Nope, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?

So, according to the ACLU, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents of the President’s security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winning and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 alone because of profiling.

Let’s send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other dunder-headed liberal airhead ACLU attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel doubly ashamed of themselves – if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story “Forrest Gump” so aptly put it, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Come on people wake up!!! Keep this going. Pass it on to everyone in your address book. Our Country and our troops need our support and prayers.”

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History Test —> REVISED VERSION

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