Claim: Winston Churchill wrote about the “dreadful curses of Mohammedanism” in his 1899 book The River Wars.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, January 2015]
Winston Churchill 1899: “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.” Is this a true quote?
Origins: An obscure quote attributed to British statesman Winston Churchill has been circulating on the Internet since at least May 2013, when Missouri State Representative Rick Stream sent an e-mail to his colleagues warning about the dangers of Islam. Thate-mail cited a passage said to have been taken from a speech by Churchill, as reproduced in his 1899 book The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan:
I am sending the attached short speech from Winston Churchill, delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many but expressed in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt. He was a prophet in his own time; He died on24 January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.
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.
The above-quoted passage did appear in The River War when it was first published as a two-volume set in 1899, but the selection was removed when the book was condensed into one volume and republished in 1902. While the one-volume abridged edition ofThe River War is still readily available, as of January 2015 the original two-volume 1899 version is much harder to find, a condition which may have led to confusion about the origins of the quote in question. However, the Churchill Centre has confirmed these words were indeed written by Winston Churchill.
This guy seems to think Gun’s are the reason America is doomed! Is it because we own guns? He had a link to the video below and doesn’t seem to think England has as islamic problem? Am I wrong, or sick as he said I was? Go to about 7:40 on video to see the views these average muslims carry.
Hampshire Hog of Luton seems to think there is no problem with where he lives. Maybe England needs to look at this place that has no crime as a possible site to relocate some Muslims. Maybe the environment of this gun free Zone the Hampshire Hog speaks about is the answer to peace everywhere as he seems to believe. We could use it to un-radicalize the Muslims! Lead the war Sir Hampshire Hog! Hampshirehog@wordpress.com
Kelli spoke at an English Defence League rally in Walsall in August. I imagine that after this speech, Kelly will be banned from ever entering the UK again. I think there are a lot of us that wish there were a lot more people who have the courage this woman has. If you listen you can hear the Muslims laugh and applaud when she talks about Mohammed consummating his marriage to a 9 year old little girl. They applaud it because they desire to be just like him.
Right-wing protesters have been demonstrating at Islamic marches around London, including Sunday’s Al Qud march for pro-Palestinian groups.
Protesters lined the streets of the march in their own demonstration. It is pride in their Heritage and Country that drives them. They protest as others choose to remain silent. In the silence the threat grows larger by the day. Will their children be able to live life as they did? Or does the Islamic Cult have other plans and a hidden agenda for a society that once lived in peace.
The Al Qud march was arranged to promote pro-Palestinian groups.
“March for England” read this badge on one of the right-wing protesters. I think the meaning is pretty straight forward. For England!
Gotta love this guy! Supporters of the English Defence League chant as a Muslim demonstration passes in Piccadilly.
A show of pride as the demonstrators show the flag to the Muslims. Reminding them whose Country they are in.
Protesters gesture as they are moved by Police. In doing so they give the Muslims a sign of their great love for what Islam has contributed to their Country.
These people are not “Right-Wing Radicals”. They are people who are attempting to preserve their right to live in Peace!
Let’s hope that their efforts are enough to force Politicians to take a good honest look at the decaying stability in this world, and the cause behind the unrest. If the Politicians won’t act it is left up to the people to defend themselves! God Bless!