Hogwash about General Jack
Date Added: Oct. 29, 2001
This chain suggests that the solution to America's war against terrorism can be pulled from the pages of history. Problem is, this history book is pure fiction.
I believe that the General "Black Jack" Pershing found another way to demonstrate the "Twist in the Wind" idea. Every one who may see this, please pass this on. Very effective, even if the ACLU would not approve.
John J. Pershing: Born September 13th, 1860 near Laclede, MS. Died July 15th, 1948 in Washington, D.C.
Education West Point.
1891 Professor of Military Science and Tactics University of Nebraska
1898 Serves in the Spanish-American War
1901 Promoted Captain
1906 Promoted Brigadier General
1909 Military Governor of Moro Province, Philippines
1916 Promoted Major General
1919 Promoted General of the Armies
1921 Appointed Chief of Staff
1924 Retired from active duty.
One important thing to note beforehand is that Muslims detest pork because they believe pigs are filthy animals. Some of them simply refuse to eat it, while others won't even touch pigs at all, nor any of their by-products. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc., is to be instantly barred from paradise (and those 72 virgins) and doomed to hell.
Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines by; you guessed it, Muslim extremists. So General Pershing captured 50 terrorists and had them tied to posts execution style. He then had his men bring in two pigs and slaughter them in front of the now horrified terrorists.
The soldiers then soaked their bullets in the pigs blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers then dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the 50th terrorist go. And for the next forty-two years, there was not a single Muslim extremist attack anywhere in the world.
This one makes a mistake before it even gets out of the gate. Pershing was born in Laclede, Missouri, not Mississippi. That error sets the tone for the parade of mistaken assumptions and presumptions to follow. Another version omits the biographical information and embellishes the story with more fake facts and misinformed supposition.
Once in U.S. history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped.
It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so "Black Jack" told his boys to catch the perps and teach them a lesson.
Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style. The U.S. soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat. Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs' blood. This would mean that they could not enter Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs. All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave, and the hog guts dumped atop the bodies. The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others. This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.
Pointing a gun into the face of Islamic terrorists won't make them flinch. They welcome the chance to die for Allah. Like Gen. Perishing, we must show them that they won't get to Muslim heaven (which they believe has an endless supply of virgins) but instead will die with the hated pigs of the devil.
I think this is a great idea......... plus it helps pork prices........
There are no documented accounts of these events ever happening in the Philippines or anywhere else in 1911 or at any other time. Even experts who have studied "Black Jack" have no record of it. Pershing biographer, Dr. Frank E. Vandiver, told Urban Legends expert, David Emery, that he has found no historical account of such a strategy and feels that such actions would run counter to what is know of Pershing's character.
Chains like this one demonstrate the western world's general ignorance of Muslims and Islam. Muslims (and others, including many Jews) do not eat or use any part of the pig - not because they feel they are "pigs of the devil," but because the animals are generally considered unclean, and thus unhealthy. Few believe that merely touching swine will close the gates of heaven to them. Also, Islam does not consider terrorists martyrs, nor do they believe they are killing for Allah and will get into "muslim heaven." The concept of the "endless supply of virgins" is a mystery to most Muslims - it is not a facet of their faith.
Perhaps not surprisingly, this chain enjoyed a surge in popularity in May, 2004, in the wake of the the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Pictures and video of American soldiers forcing Iraqi prisoners into humiliating and degrading positions, eerily echoed the sentiment of the Pershing rumor: score a victory by punishing Muslim prisoners with their own taboos. For some, the chain letter above serves as historical justification for recent actions. Break this Chain!