Paul E. Marek

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Paul E. Marek is a Canadian blogger and op-ed commentator best known for his widely reproduced essay, Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant.[1] He is a second generation Canadian, his grandparents having emigrated from Czechoslovakia prior to the Nazi invasion of 1938.[2]

The essay[edit]

Marek published Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant on his blog in February 2006.[1] In it, he argues that although the assertions that "Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace", may well be accurate, they are 'entirely irrelevant" since small numbers of "fanatics" have taken over governments and committed mass murder in many places. The essay concludes that "Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence...[L]ike my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun."

The essay was published in the book, How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth.[3]

Incorrect attribution to different authors[edit]

The essay was subsequently reproduced on many web sites and also appeared as a viral email. With slight changes to the title and content, it has been regularly attributed incorrectly as the work of a number of different authors, such as William J. Haynes, II and Emanuel Tanay.[4][5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant - Paul E. Marek, Feb. 20, 2006.
  2. ^ Op-ed biography for Marek
  3. ^ How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth - John Wade, Pelican Publishing, Jan 19, 2010.
  4. ^ The Peaceful Majority - American Daughter Media Center, May 12, 2007.
  5. ^ A Holocaust Survivor's View on Islam - Unity Coalition for Israel, March 6, 2010.