Quote of the Day

“…But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”

― Winston S. Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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5 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. SafeSpace says:

    At another point either in this book or in his autobiography, Mr. Churchill also describes his first-hand reactions to Muslim nations, noting that nowhere else on the planet had he encountered such shiftless, amoral, discouraged and hopeless people. How little has changed in a century!

    • Hardnox says:

      That’s a fact. Just last week, Germany opened up “animal brothels” for their muslim residents in an effort to curb the rape being committed daily on the rest of the population. I’m not joking.

  2. Shar says:

    I saw that article on the brothel. Speechless. Merkel is really a piece of work.

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