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Russ - I trpped over this speech by Churchill that I hid away in 2012
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Posted by: Bartb

01/26/2019, 19:21:24

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This is amazing. Even more amazing is that this hasn't been published long before now.


short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when
he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current
views of many,

expresses 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 British
Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever indebted. 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, was
accorded a State funeral. HERE IS THE SPEECH:

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.

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

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 paralyzes the
social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
Far from being moribund, Mohammedism is a militant and proselytizing
faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless
warriors at every step;

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).

Churchill saw it coming.....

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