Wednesday, February 28, 2007

John Quincy Adams and Winston Churchill's Thoughts on Islam

Fundamentalist Muslims have been waging war on civilization for a long time...

From John Quincy Adams and Winston Churchill on radical Islam, by Vik Rubenfeld, posted Jan. 20th, 2006, at The Big Picture blog

John Quincy Adams (excerpted):
"While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.
Winston Churchill had this to say (excerpted):

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.

-- Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).

There is more. Read it at The Big Picture