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OT - - The More Things Change...

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by pendennis, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Southeast Michigan - O/S Detroit
    Attached is a quote from one of the late, great Jeff Cooper's monthly commentaries. It was written in March 2006. The citation is from Sir Winston Churchill, and was published in 1899.

    Jeff Cooper wrote - "Islam may indeed have its virtues, but they must be sought for carefully and objectively. Winston Churchill, "the greatest man of the 19th century and the greatest Englishman of all time," put it thus:"

    Sir Winston Churchill wrote - "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).

    No one is so blind as those who will not see.

  2. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Iowa man!!
    right on again Dennis
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