letter to our enemies – via horsefeathers

Full text of a letter posted on Horsefeathers. In just a few paragraphs, it manages to call for torture, summary execution, internment, church burning, and genocide.

For some reason this solemn promise of random vengeance and gleeful murder eventually provoked a degree of outrage. However several other fundamentalist/fascist blogs re-posted the letter, and apparently continue to support it’s sentiments.

The author of the letter, Martin Kozloff, Professor of Education at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, defended his call for genocide as a poetic hypothetical. He suggested that statements like “We will burn your mosques,” and “If we had enough ammunition and time, we would kill every last one of you” we’re just being taken the wrong way.

September 25, 2004


Horsefeathers received the following letter and has permission of its author to share it with our readers:

I’m an ordinary American. Wife (whom I love and respect), 2 kids (to whom I would give both of my kidneys), 2 cars (ten years old), big mortgage, and a job not always pleasurable.

I’ve worked hard all my adult life to provide for my family, to be useful, and not go out of my way to injure anyone. Like most Americans, I knew little about arab-muslim culture and believed that the developed nations were partly responsible for the poverty and authoritarian regimes that infest the middle east.

Things changed on 9/11/01 when you ruined the lives of at least 10,000 Americans.

These people instantly became my countrymen and you became my mortal enemy.

Ordinary Americans are arming themselves for war with you. I and many of my friends have closets full of handguns, rifles, shotguns and thousands of cartridges.

If we had enough ammunition and time, we would kill every last one of you.

We completely support our President and our armed forces. We only wish they would destroy you faster, but we are certain that they will.

We no longer listen to the insane words of Kerry, Harkin, Kennedy, Clark, and others whom we now see as ideologues who would sacrifice our country and our
lives on the alter of their vanity and desire for power.

We no longer listen to our secular mullahs, our media fools, preaching hatred of America and sapping our will with their lies and deceptions.

We watch your cowardly methods of killing by beheading. We are disgusted. But we are not afraid.

You turn your women and children into walking bombs. We are disgusted. But we are not afraid.

You shoot and rape children. You kill their mothers before their eyes. You burn, hang, and tear apart the bodies of your victims, and then play with body parts. We are disgusted. But we are not afraid.

Why should we fear you? What ARE you to be feared? You are cowards. Your bravado is a clown mask that hides the soul of a ghoul. You are not able even to
manufacture the knives you use to butcher your bound victims.

One day soon, our planes and missiles will begin turning your mosques, your madrasses, your hotels, your government offices, your hideouts, and your neighborhoods into rubble.

And then our soldiers will enter your cities and begin the work of killing you, roaches, as you crawl from the debris.

As cowards, you will have your hands in the air and you will get on your knees begging for mercy. And we will instead give you justice. Your actions and your
words long ago placed you far from any considerations of mercy. You are not men.

And if you come to this country and harm a child, shoot a mother, hijack a bus, or bomb a mall, we will do what we did in 1775. Millions of us will form militias.

We will burn your mosques.

We will invade the offices of pro-arab-muslim organizations, destroy them, and drag their officers outside.

We will tell the chancellors of universities either to muzzle or remove anti American professors, whose hatred for their own country we have tolerated only
because we place a higher value on freedom of speech. But we will no longer tolerate treason. We will muzzle and remove them.

We will transport arab-muslims to our deserts, where they can pray to scorpions under the blazing sun.

You have fucked with the wrong people.

We will rid the world of your foul breath.

Your caliphate will be your grave.

Posted at 04:22 PM by Stephen
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3 Replies to “letter to our enemies – via horsefeathers”

  1. I just read the letter in the Horsefeather archives. It sure is full of anger, but I don’t see gencide. Kazloff used the word “you.” The word referred to the terrorists of 9/11 not all Arabs or Muslims.€r€n€r€nSorry, but the writer doesn;t seem to call for burning mosques, etc., of anyone but groups that support terrorists.€r€n€r€nWe can rightly fear such anger, but let’s make sure we accurately report what was written.

  2. I’m sorry, but the “you” in that letter was very clearly “them” as in all of “Arab-Musilm culture.” Your schools , your hotels, your government offices, your neighborhoods — nothing but indiscriminate racist rage. He even reserves a special gun-branshing howl at those who so much as disagree with the policies of an elected administration. €r€n€r€nThis is a description of the kind of hideous dictatorial state that the real terrorists actually crave. Maybe Mr. Kozloff intended this as metaphorical imagery to express his blind hate, but it’s the “poetry” of genocide. €r€n€r€nGenocidal hatred is its deadly accurate name. We must recognize it and deal with it.

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