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CHURCHILL ON ISLAM
The River War | 1899 | Winston Churchill

Posted on 06/02/2011 2:06:01 PM PDT by Son-Joshua

The attached short speech from Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Churchill was one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

HERE'S 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).


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: churchill; crushislam; islam

1 posted on 06/02/2011 2:06:03 PM PDT by Son-Joshua
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To: Son-Joshua
Put simply, Churchill believed islam to be the worst thing in the world, ever.

"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. 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. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world." Winston Churchill, 1899

2 posted on 06/02/2011 2:09:12 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Son-Joshua

No wonder that little twit in the white house sent Churchill’s bust back to England.


3 posted on 06/02/2011 2:09:38 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: Son-Joshua

Great post. Churchill fought them in Sudan. He knew.


4 posted on 06/02/2011 2:09:54 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: Son-Joshua

Churchill’s mother was born in Brooklyn, New York.


5 posted on 06/02/2011 2:10:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Excellent Churchill book "The River War".

http://www.amazon.com/River-War-Sir-Winston-Churchill/dp/1598184253/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1307048435&sr=8-3

6 posted on 06/02/2011 2:14:22 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: Son-Joshua
Don't let anyone tell you it's a fake. It was in the 1899 edition, but not the 1902 abridged edition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_River_War
7 posted on 06/02/2011 2:14:30 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa

Smelled phony but it seems legit - from that book.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Broker
This looks like the abridged.

9 posted on 06/02/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Son-Joshua

Churchill was a true statesman and a genius.

It is no wonder zero hates his guts and returned his statue to England—such success and genius in the white population is a constant thorn in his side and a reminder of the greatness and exceptionalism of Western Civilization.


10 posted on 06/02/2011 2:17:18 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: savagesusie

Amen


11 posted on 06/02/2011 2:19:00 PM PDT by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Broker
http://www.archive.org/stream/theriverwar04943gut/8rivr10.txt

The Project Gutenberg edition online is the 1902 abridged edition too.

12 posted on 06/02/2011 2:19:07 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
"No wonder that little twit in the white house sent Churchill’s bust back to England."

BINGO!!!

The more you connect the dots...
13 posted on 06/02/2011 2:27:49 PM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Great observation.


14 posted on 06/02/2011 2:44:14 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Son-Joshua

These words have been on my page here since 9/11.


15 posted on 06/02/2011 2:57:35 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Sergio
"No wonder that little twit in the white house sent Churchill’s bust back to England." BINGO!!! The more you connect the dots...

You Bet ....

16 posted on 06/02/2011 2:58:22 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Son-Joshua

“Churchill was one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.”

“Was one of”?

Without any doubt, Churchill was THE greatest leader of the twentieth century. It was he who saved Western Civilization from the Nazis (and their honchos, the Muslims, who were affiliated with the Nazis).

It’s no wonder that he is hated by Islam for seeing what it was and speaking so plainly against it. This is EXACTLY why one of Obama’s first acts in office was to return Churchill’s bust to England. To paraphrase Mr. Gump, Muslim is as Muslim does.

And — in appropriate response — one of President Palin’s first official acts after her inauguration should be a formal and VERY public request that that very same bust of Churchill be returned to the United States, so that it can be restored to its rightful place in the White House. It will be a symbolic act that speaks volumes.

Just sayin’....


17 posted on 06/02/2011 2:58:54 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Son-Joshua

“No stronger retrograde force exists in the world”....

Indeed, Sir Winston.


18 posted on 06/02/2011 3:08:26 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Son-Joshua

Sorry - this was not a “speech”.

At the time this was written, Churchill was a War Correspondent serving with the British Royal Army, and this describes conditions in the Sudan as noted in his book ‘The River War’.

That said, it remains one of the most truthful and incisive descriptions of the Moslem civilisation that still holds today. Thanks for the posting.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 3:40:06 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

I believe it was Churchill that also said: “The Mohammedan will only either be at your feet— or at your throat.”

True, that.


20 posted on 06/02/2011 3:46:34 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Bump to read later


21 posted on 06/02/2011 4:19:35 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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