The Prescience of Sir Winston Churchhill

Long before the rest of the world understood the threat of Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was warning us. The same regarding Soviet Communism. But are we aware of his warning regarding Islam? In 1899 Churchhill gave the following speech as recorded in The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pp. 248-250, London: Some of his speech is outdated, but after more than 100 years it is amazingly relevant. However, even with all his prescience, Churchill could never have foreseen today's London with a million Muslims and a Muslim mayor.

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedism 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