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Winston Churchill on Islam Rumor: No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. An obscure quote attributed to British statesman Winston Churchill has been circulating on the Internet since at least Maywhen Missouri State Representative Rick Stream sent an e-mail to his colleagues warning about the dangers of Islam.
That e-mail cited a passage said to have been taken from a speech by Churchill, as reproduced in his book The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan: I am sending the attached short speech from Winston Churchill, delivered by him 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. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, 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 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 Januaryat the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.
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. 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.
The above-quoted passage did appear in The River War when it was first published as a two-volume set inbut the selection was removed when the book was condensed into one volume and republished in While the one-volume abridged edition of The River War is still readily available, as of January the original two-volume version is much harder to find, a condition which may have led to confusion about the origins of the quote in question.
However, the Churchill Centre has confirmed these words were indeed written by Winston Churchill. The passage as reproduced on the Internet typically incorporates one small omission, though:Feb 15, · A fascinating essay that lay hidden for decades reveals Winston Churchill’s views on alien life.
The never-published essay has been in the archive of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton. Winston Churchill was made First Lord of the Admiralty in In this role, Churchill set about modernising Britain’s battleships.
He was forced to resign from his post in because he had been heavily involved in planning the Battle of Gallipoli (World War 1) – which was a massive disaster.
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the 20 th Century, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II and again from to He was also a historian, writer and artist.
He is the only British Prime Minister to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in. Winston Churchill “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in , the son of the English politician Lord Randolph Churchill and the American heiress Jennie Jerome.
He was educated at the private school Harrow, where.
America’s Sixth President Perfectly Explains Islam in One Sentence. By Steve Straub March 23, at pm Share on Facebook Share Tweet Email Email Print. John Quincy Adams, our sixth President sums up his thoughts about the .