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Churchill: Of course it does. Only a fool would think otherwise.
(Note to the reader: In a few places, such as the foregoing, I have invented short quotes for purposes of transition. All other quotes herein are taken from the speeches or writings of the two men and are properly attributed.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as 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. Thousands became the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die: 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, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science…. the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
(1899, WCS, The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)
Obama: People are the same wherever you go. In essence, the threat posed by angry and disaffected Muslims is no different — and no greater — than the threat posed by other people who have been similarly affected by joblessness, poverty, and other social ills.
In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others.
That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage through the Muslim world (on September 11, 2012, and in the weeks that followed). I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well — for… we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and religion. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect freedom of religion — we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.
(September 25, 2012, President Obama’s Speech to the United Nations)
I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they exist.
(June 2009, Obama, Cairo speech)
Moderator: Do you have a rebuttal that you would like to make, Mr. Prime Minister?
Churchill: I will say to President Obama what I once said to another member of the British Parliament: “What you have just said is both interesting and true. Unfortunately, what is interesting is not true and what is true is not interesting.” All religions and cultures are not the same wherever you go. I will repeat the point that I made earlier.
[Islam] 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.
(1898, WCS, The Story of the Malakand Field Force)
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is a dangerous as hydrophobia (rabies) 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 where the followers of the Prophet rule.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online