Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Winston Churchill on Islam

He warned of the "Gathering Storm" of Nazism in the 1930s, and he speaks from the grave of the storm that gathers on our modern horizon; Islam.

"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. 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. 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 civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."
They chose not to listen then, until the storm was upon them. Will we choose to listen now?

May God bless ye Sir Winston, may God bless ye.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dale, the piece by Winston Churchill is right on target. I feel a gathering storm in my bones and I feel an apathy in the hearts of the American public, which is a bad combination. I feel that the American public has no idea what kind of force we are dealing with in Islam. I know that you are a forward thinker and very knowledgeable as well as perceptive of this gathering negative force. Awareness is the first step. What is the next step? Bravo for you commentary.

Anonymous said...

Of course, Churchill was right. The threat is growing stronger daily. A certain "minister" has been recruiting in U.S. prisons for decades. When will the liberal awaken?

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Anonymous said...

I know that many organizations/cults/gangs appeal to the disenfranchised in the society. They cultivate a sense of belonging, a sense of identity and even power. What is it that attracts the masses to Islam? Can anybody out there answer this? I can not imagine the appeal.

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Dale said...

"They cultivate a sense of belonging, a sense of identity and even power. What is it that attracts the masses to Islam?"I think that you answer your own question. Whereas charity and good works mark faiths such as Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, Islam is marked by power and violence. Islam is often the "faith" of choice in prisons for this very reason. Islam is simply defective as a philosophy and wholly unworthy to be considered as theism. Spirituality based on death, violence and the wanton murder of innocents is not theism; it is diabolism. I would suggest "Not just Presbyterians with Turbans" (link to the right) for more detail in this subject. Thanks for writing.

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Dale said...

What is the next step? Honestly, I think that you have just taken the first step - you have recognized the problem. The next step after that is to defend your beliefs. A religious war has been declared on us and we have only two choices; surrender or fight. Just as Nazism was, as Churchill said, a "gathering storm", we must look to the horizon and recognize our era's storm. We must understand that our storm may well be more dangerous and more destructive than those we have weathered in the past. As was the case 65 years ago, knowledge, faith and sacrifice are our greatest weapons. Our time has come to be the defenders of our civilization and the fate of our civilization depends upon our fitness for the task.