Here is a portion via PowerLine of what Winston Churchill had to say about the “Mohammedan faith”:
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 paralyzes 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 proseltyzing 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.
I do believe that Winston Churchill would have taken a much different approach to the war against Islamist extremism. Churchill was obviously not afflicted with any of the moral relativism that passes for “sage wisdom” in this present age. I dare say that any politician who dared to mouth the same kind of sentiment expressed by Churchill, would have hell to pay for.
Here is what Winston Churchill had to say about the Islamist Wahhabist sect:
A large number of Bin Saud’s followers belong to the Wahhabi sect, a form of Mohammedanism which bears, roughly speaking, the same relationship to orthodox Islam as the most militant form of Calvinism would have borne to Rome in the fiercest times of [Europe’s] religious wars. The Wahhabis profess a life of exceeding austerity, and what they practice themselves they rigorously enforce on others. They hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children. Women have been put to death in Wahhabi villages for simply appearing in the streets.
It is a penal offence to wear a silk garment. Men have been killed for smoking a cigarette and, as for the crime of alcohol, the most energetic supporter of the temperance cause in this country falls far behind them. Austere, intolerant, well-armed, and blood-thirsty, in their own regions the Wahhabis are a distinct factor which must be taken into account, and they have been, and still are, very dangerous to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
I believe that Churchill had a keen eye not only for facts alone, but was able to capture in essence, the entire mindset behind this brutal barbaric religious sect. Truth be told, we need more Churchills in this day and age if the battle against Islamism is ever to be won. When these “new Churchills” are repeating verbatim Winston’s famous quote in Washington, London, Paris and Helsinki: “we will never surrender”, then I can safely say that the war is all but over. *L* KGS