Friday, July 25, 2014

Winston Churchill On Muhammadanism

“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. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: 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. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”

~ The River War by Winston Churchill

Two things I'd like to note. First, Islam is a political religion, not merely a religion. Its very heart from Muhammad onward, was to take over every country it wants to control and it seeks to overthrow those governments (including that of the US, UK, France, etc) and replace it with Islam's  Sharia law, with imams etc. giving verdicts of punishment for breaking said laws.

Second, "Mohammedanism" is a truer label for this political religion. Remove Muhammad and you do not have Islam. It is centered very much on that man who married a nine year old girl and had multiple wives and became quite violent in his later years. One cannot sever Islam from its founder and to try to do so is to reshape it into an entirely different species altogether. Islam is married to Muhammad.

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