Saturday, 16 February 2008

Churchill on Islam!

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides
the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog,
there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many
countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods
of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the
Prophet rule or live.…A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and
refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan
law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a
child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until
the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Moslems may show splendid qualities ... but the influence of the religion
paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde
force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant
and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa,
raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is
sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly
struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the
civilisation of ancient Rome. [The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pp.
I think that speaks volumes, even back then the man who is hailed as a great leader for leading the British to victory against the Nazis could see Islam for what it was. Or was he only looking at the 'radicals'?

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