Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AFG: Winston Churchill's lessons/insights from History

As the MIC dictates that our Coalition Troops rush for the exits in Afghanistan, I am reminded - again - that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.  Comes an interesting interview with the author of a book based on Britain's previous 'skirmish' (his word) in Afghanistan, and the younger Winston Churchill's own experiences there:

From FOX:

Lessons from Winston Churchill's war in Afghanistan 
Feb. 03, 2014

And what did Winston Churchill say about Islam?   Check this out:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobiain 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&nbsp 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, raisin fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”  

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