Sunday, April 09, 2006

Quotable Quotes!

Quotable Quotes.

The spokesman for the Palestinian government, Gazi Hamad has said that Israel ''is a terrorist state that must disappear and be isolated''. ''We are amazed at Europe's attitude in the face of the increase of violence on the part of Israel'', he added. (Guysen.Isra×›l.News,9/4/06)
Nabil Abu Rudeina, Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman, has said that the PA plans to bring up the issue at the Security Council of the UN.
President George W Bush is said to be so alarmed by the threat of Iran's hard-line leader, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, that privately he refers to him as "the new Hitler", says Seymour Hersh, who broke the story of the Abu Ghraib Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.(WND 9/4/06)


Re this quote:
It was published 106 years ago.
It was written by Winston Churchill who became a household name only a long, long time after its origin.
It was impossible for him to even imagine a fraction of the changes in technology or world politics yet to come!

What insightful observation!

"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 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."

REF:Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).
(Did anything change much for the "Mohammedans" since then?
Did anything change for Europe,- or is it as he predicted?

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