Skip to comments.Teddy Roosevelt on Islam
Posted on 12/06/2011 7:31:07 PM PST by Nachum
Jeff sent this along, "the following passages were written in 1916 in Teddy Roosevelt's book, "Fear God and Take Your Own Part", reproduced in "What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an" by William Federer. These words are relevant today because the historical conflict between Islam and Christianity, which started nearly 1400 years ago, is still going on. The final outcome of this struggle is not clear."
Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight.
Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, an on up to and including the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated.
Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor. .....
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Bring it moohamid.
So true, so true.....and so much for the ‘religion of peace.’
Neither Bammy nor Teddy, much less FDR knew Islam as did Winston Churchill.
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 (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 [London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899]).
PS this was , and is commonly posted on FR.
I like best a comment made by an 11 year old gifted girl, who while wading through a slough in the Everglades asked “Why don’t we use our nuclear advantage while we still have it?”
Yes, she did understand what she was asking - seems she had already read some 2,200 adult books and could recall every word of every page of every book.
I wish I had such a mind.
I also wish my fellow Aericans understood Islam as did Churchill and eleven year old Rachel.
Interesting. Who is Rachel? (Forgive my naivete.)
Wait, how can this be, Glenn Beck and many Freepers told me all day that Teddy Roosevelt was a no damn good socialist!
Teddy Roosevelt was a great American and a great human being.
Churchill’s quotes have been on my page here for years.
Obama may have been trying to channel TR, but he's not 1 percent the man TR was.
Here's my first link...Bull Moose Party
And my second...Roots of socialism in America
The Socialist Party was included within the Progressive Movement. The party dealt with American problems in an American manner. Unlike the Communist Party, the Socialist Party at that time felt no obligation to adhere to an international party line. For example, socialists and other progressives campaigned at the local level for municipal ownership of waterworks, gas and electric plants, and made good progress in such endeavors.
Besides, as some are used to saying...this is old news...
The GOP's War on Teddy Roosevelt Mar 8, 2010
While Glenn Beck disowns him, Obama just announced that he's reading the Rough Rider's biography.
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