“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.”
This is amazing. Even more amazing it that this hasn’t been published long before now.
CHURCHILL ON ISLAM
Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899…
(Check Wikipedia – The River War).
The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was
delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier
and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of
many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn
of phrase and use of the English language, of which he
was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without
doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
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 sensualist 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…