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Churchill on Islam

Posted in ONLINE DEBATE on July 25, 2017 by drjgelb

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Churchill on Islam

Posted in POLITICAL ISLAM & JIHAD with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by drjgelb

“Churchill on Islam”

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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was one of the pre-eminent figures of the 20th Century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

 

Churchill gained first-hand knowledge of Islam in the army. In 1895, he was posted in the North-West Frontier of India (now Pakistan), bordering Afghanistan.

 

He wrote in The Story of the Malakand Field Force: 

“Indeed it is evident that Christianity must always exert a modifying influence on men’s passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever. But the Mohammedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and forever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.”

 

“Civilisation is confronted with militant Mohammedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.”

 

He also joined Lord Kitchener’s army in the Sudan, and took part in the Battle of Omdurman on September 2, 1898.

Churchill wrote in “The River War: An account of the Reconquest of Sudan:” 

“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. 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. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of their 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 proselytising 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.

 

“What the horn is to the rhinoceros, what the sting is to the wasp, the Mohammedan faith is to the Arabs of the Sudan – a faculty of offence.”

 

“All the warlike operations of Mohammedan peoples are characterised by fanaticism. The Mahdi became the absolute master of the Sudan. Whatever pleasures he desired he could command and, following the example of the founder of the Mohammedan faith, he indulged in what would seem to Western minds gross excesses. He established an extensive harem for his own peculiar use and immured therein the fairest captives of the war.”

 

Churchill noted the threat of Wahhabism on June 14, 1921 in the House of Commons. At that time, Churchill was Secretary for the British colonies and he had been involved in the formation of Iraq (in 1921), Jordan (Transjordan) and Palestine, territories which Britain had liberated from the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire.

 

A large number of Bin Saud’s followers belong to the Wahabi sect, a form of Mohammedanism. Said Churchill,

“The Wahhabis profess a life of exceeding austerity and what they practice themselves they rigorously enforce on others. They hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children. Women have been put to death in Wahhabi villages for simply appearing on the streets. Austere, intolerant, well-armed, and blood-thirsty, in their own regions the Wahhabis are a distinct factor which must be taken into account and they have been and still are, very dangerous to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.”

 

The Bin Saud to whom Churchill refers here is King Abdul Aziz bin Saud (c. 1880-1953), who would go on officially to establish Saudi Arabia in 1932. The Wahhabists slaughtered 25 of the Mahmal caravan members at Mina because they played trumpets. Music was forbidden to the Wahhabists. The incident soured relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

 

Churchill reminds us: “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last. Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.”

 

Excerpt From: Dr. Peter Hammond. “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam – The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.” iBooks. 

 

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Christopher Hitchens

 

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Rowan Atkinson

 

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Sam Harris

How to Spot a Psychopath

Posted in Cultural Marxism, ONLINE DEBATE, PSYCHIATRY, U.S. POLITICS with tags , , , on July 24, 2017 by drjgelb

How to Spot a Psychopath

 

Richard Fidler’s “Conversations” program on ABC Radio National (Australia) today interviewed David Gillespie, author of a new book on how to spot a psychopath at work & at home. Unfortunately, the last five minutes of the program consisted of branding President Trump a psychopath, a disturbing and invalid characterisation. I made the following comment on the show’s Facebook Page:

 

 

“Excellent program let down by mischaracterisation of Donald Trump as a psychopath based on 2nd & 3rd hand, biased reporting & an absence of inclusion of numerous examples of behaviour completely inconsistent with psychopathy. Mainstream media has failed to report the numerous unheralded examples of great generosity displayed by Trump throughout his life. Research will reveal instances of Trump contacting people affected by serious misfortune & providing enormous help anonymously. Several instances have been revealed years later, despite Trump’s wishes to remain anonymous.
Secondly, he has loyal and diverse friendships with people from all walks of life, many whom have complained that the goodness they have witnessed from Trump does not interest the press & is ignored.
Thirdly, psychopaths rarely have successful, confident children, rather they control their kids mercilessly, demand loyalty without reciprocating & suffer inevitable rejection & abandonment by their adult children.
Fourthly, the comments suggesting Trump is a compulsive liar neglects to place this opinion in the proper context of the bottomless pit of lies told by his rival, Hillary Clinton, whose remorseless blame-shifting & dishonesty regarding her private email server, details of the Benghazi attack, destruction of mobile devices and so much more, is much more indicative of psychopathy. Her calling the parents of the murdered Benghazi defenders “liars” after she blamed the attack on an anti-Islamic video when she knew categorically that this was untrue, was one of the lowest & despicable actions of the entire campaign & was much more characteristic of a psychopath. Her laughing comments re winning a case for a rapist of a 13yr old girl were similarly despicable, as was her “we came, we saw, he died” laughter following Gaddafi’s unnecessary removal. Her actions related to arms sales to ISIS were totally reprehensible & her hypocrisy re the sale of 20% of U.S. Uranium to Russia & the acceptance of a $130 million donation to the Clinton Foundation for doing so, was astounding. Failure to mention her husband, psychopath & serial rapist, Bill Clinton, demonstrated the bias that infected the show today.
Lastly, regardless of experience, no diagnostic labels are valid in the absence of a clinician personally interviewing a patient, preferably face to face and supplementing the assessment with a thorough search for corroborative information & 3rd party interviews with relevant informants who have personal knowledge of the subjects life & behaviour. Armchair psychiatrists who provide the press with definitive diagnoses re Trump without such an examination may actually be in breach of their Code of Conduct and various U.S. State Medical Boards have indicated that such practitioners may face investigation and censure.”
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