I recently read this quote on Islam by Winston Churchill. Imagine what he would say today post 9-11, Al qaeda, Taliban, ISIS, Boko haram etc etc etc. the picture I’m posting is of the recent gay man thrown off the roof in Mosul, Iraq and then stoned by ISIS & sympathizers. I’m still waiting for a meaningful progressive apologetic that addresses these barbaric realities. But instead we are labeled haters & bigots for raising concern and alarm over the ideology & theology that has room for such practices and beliefs. Whenever a group gets social or political power is when you see the full truth of their faith & values.
“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, 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 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.”
[Winston Churchill, The River War (Volume II, 1st edition), pages 248-250]