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Winston Churchill on Islam

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Sir Winston Churchill 1875 - 1965






CHURCHILL ON ISLAM

Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899! (check Wikipedia - The River War)

Winston Churchill, delivered this short speech in when he was a young soldier and journalist.

It probably sets out the current views of many but expressed in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase

and use of the English language, of which he was a past master.

He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman,

a great war leader and Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt.

He was a prophet in his own time; He died on 24 January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and,

after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.

HERE IS THE SPEECH:

"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.

Individual Muslims 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 civilization of

modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London )

On this topic , he was before his time.......

Churchill saw it coming...............
 

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he also wanted to break the middle east into small countries, but others wanted to use old boundaries and large tracts to minimize the need for many government advisers.. military presence..

and now we see the results.....
 

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