Churchill & Islam

Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899!

The attached short speech from Churchill delivered in 1899 when as a young soldier and journalist.

"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 sensualist 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 )

Churchill saw it coming.