- This is amazing...and even more amazing is that this
hasn't been published long before now.
- Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899
(check Wikipedia - The River War)
- Here is the speech...
- "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
- Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the
influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who
- 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
- --Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first
edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London)