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Winston Churchill’s Opinion

“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 248-250 London).
Thus spake Winston Churchill.
In 1899 !
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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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12 thoughts on “Winston Churchill’s Opinion

  1. Reblogged this on Dak's Bays and commented:
    One of my favorite Churchill quotes

    Posted by dakwolf55 | February 5, 2015, 7:50 am
  2. I’m happy to comment. 🙂
    The entire Abrahamic tradition is soaked with misogyny, homophobia, racism, and violence.
    Don’t believe me? Read their scriptures.
    And, I completely agree with Sir Winston Churchill, a repressive doctrine that excludes significant portions of a society’s population from exercising their talents and intelligence will NEVER be at the forefront of science, technology, innovation, art, culture, or commerce.
    ISIS is an example in concentrated form, but it’s not an isolated case. The Dark Ages in Europe are another example.
    Like Charlie Hebdo, I’m an equal opportunity offender. 🙂
    I *heart* secular society, which protects me from having to practice the religious dictates of a dominant religion.
    No FGM or burka for me, thanks!!
    🙂

    Posted by Tomi | February 5, 2015, 7:53 am
    • Not to defend The Old Testament, but it was followed by a New Testament.
      And the Quran, no suffix…
      We could go off on a whole tangent regarding from whence does American secular society find it’s morality…
      But, that’s for another post and time.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | February 5, 2015, 8:05 am
      • RE: the New Testament

        I have no beef with Jesus, I still self-identify as Christian simply because of him.
        The Pauline Epistles on the other hand……not much better than the OT…….

        Historically and institutionally the Christian Church has been every bit as violent and repressive as Islam, and while that is not the case NOW, it behooves us to remember that.

        Posted by Tomi | February 5, 2015, 8:22 am
      • “Historically and institutionally the Christian Church has been every bit as violent and repressive as Islam, and while that is not the case NOW, it behooves us to remember that.”

        Except to say, how does one measure violence and repression? And, it is not the case now, with the notable exception perhaps of those whack-jobs in Kansas and their ilk.
        I don’t self-identify myself as a Christian, but I believe in much of Jesus’ teachings (Sorry Rev. Paul)
        There are many Christians who speak out against radical ‘Christian’ sects, but very few Muslims who speak out again Islamofascism.

        What’s up with THAT?

        Posted by guffaw1952 | February 5, 2015, 10:12 am
  3. It’s okay, Guffaw; you’re entitled to your opinion … no matter how wrong it is. 🙂

    Okay, I’m kidding, and I hope you knew that. No one who is intellectually honest will deny that many wrongs have been committed in our Lord’s name, and I suspect He finds them even more abhorrent than we do.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 5, 2015, 10:41 am
  4. If you go review the videotapes from 1095, not much has changed at all.

    Posted by KM | February 5, 2015, 11:50 am
  5. He was right then, he’s still right today… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | February 5, 2015, 4:34 pm

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