Thursday, February 09, 2006

Where is he when we need him?!

You get 3 guesses, the last two don't count: Who wrote this, and when?...T
"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 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 civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."
-Sir Winston Churchill: 1899
Note: Churchill later devised the boundaries of the modern middle east, including naming the area which is now Israel "Palestine". In fact, there is no such thing as a "Palestinian"...T

2 Comments:

kjbND2001 said...

Ah, the wisdom of a true leader...the world could use Mr. Churchill today.

splugy said...

KJB is right!

It is revealing to note that as soon as Chruchill won WW2 the liberals replaced him with another whimp, however.