Friday, March 6, 2015

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM

 Churchill saw it coming.  ....And some people still do not see it even now
 CHURCHILL ON ISLAM
This is the text of the short speech from Winston Churchill, 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 Churchill Style turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt.
. 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 248-250 London).
     IRAN  1970
 
 
 
  
 
IRAN  2012
 
 
 
  
 
AFGHANISTAN
 
 
 
  
 
EGYPT (Cairo University) 1959
 
 
 
  
 
EGYPT (Cairo University) 2012
 
 
 
  
 
NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 1980
 
 
 
  
 
NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 2012
 
 
....And some people still do not see a reason to worry!
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