Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hate Speech!!!!

Incidentally in relation to the previous post, I was rereading the first volume of Churchill's "The Second World War" and I came across this quote that would probably earn him a visit from the police if he had written it in 2009. About Mein Kampf:
All was there—the programme of German resurrection, the technique of party propaganda; the plan for combating Marxism; the concept of a National-Socialist State; the rightful position of Germany at the summit ofthe world. Here was the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message.
In context he isn't really comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf (since he says nothing about Islam at all apart from that sentence) but context wouldn't be enough to someone him from the wrath of the diversity police.


Blognor Regis said...

"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. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die 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 civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."


Mark Wadsworth said...

Tee hee, well spotted.

David Duff said...

"Churchill's "The Second World War"

Not that you need reminding, I'm sure, but for the benefit of others, Churchill was a terrific writer, and a great man, but as an historian he suffered extreme memory loss leading to multiple lacunae!

Still a good read, though.