The Late Sir Winston Churchill


Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899…
“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 …”

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War,

first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).

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 British Prime Minister, to whom the Western
world must be forever in his debt. He was a prophet in
his own time. He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand
old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country,

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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