Monday, April 9, 2012

Churchill For The Multi Cultis

From an unabridged version of The River War in which The Great Man wrote:-

"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."


The Veteran said...

mmmmmm ... for my sins and in the 1970s I was attached to the Malaysian Army for a period. It coincided with the building of the Mosque Negara (the National Mosque) and included on my Mess Bill every month was a 'free will' donation towards its construction.

In one of the few wins I have ever had with the Govt/IRD I managed have the whole lot refunded but that is another story.

Islam, like Christianity, has many faces ranging from moderate to extreme with everything in between. Some adherents could be quite pragmatic about their religion.

To illustrate. During my time with the Malaysians I spent some time up on the Thai Border with a Royal Malay Regiment Battalion(all Malay, all Moslem). We were due to receive an air resupply but because of bad weather it didn't happen and we ran completely out of food. Now the NZ Standard Operating Procedures called for us to carry an emergency ration only to be used in extremis. I was carrying one, the Malay Regiment personnel were not.

48 hours or thereabouts without a meal and I decided it was 'extremis' and broke open my emergency ration. It comprised a tin of meat with a roll back lid, a block of hexamine (solid fuel) and a packet of 5 waterproof matches.

The Commanding Officer of the RMR Battalion, a Lieutenant Colonel, saw what I was doing and became interested. He leant across and picked up the tin, looked at the label and said "P O R K, that spells beef in my language, we share".

Pretty pragmatic.

will said...

I've read that Islam was brought to Asia by merchants, which explains its more persuasive and less dogmatic character in that part of the world. The "convert or die" approach which warriors used to spread Islam through Africa and the Middle East can be seen today in the violent, oppressive belief system which smothers those unfortunate regions.

Anonymous said...

Like it or not its coming to a secular country near you and its increasingly intolerant. Something fills a spiritual vacuum and as we shove Christianity on the scrap heap something will replace it. Being secular is fine and dandy and you can tell the Islamists that when they want you to convert or else. They don't play nicely. Good luck, you will need lots of it.


Simo said...

Thats very well written all those years ago and descibes the Muslim persona well. Multiculturalism and the desire to emigrate to the West is just Islam positioning its troops. The West is already fighting this war bullet for bullet
another US aircraft carrier headed for the Gulf yesterday.....could get interesting