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Islam and Water

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Submitted by Bill (United States), May 31, 2015 at 22:12

This story reminds me of Churchill's famous comment on Islam. The portion regarding agriculture and economics of Islamic dominated lands is telling:"...improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish systems of commerce..." according to Churchill dominate the Muslim world.

What is most ironic is that Muslms, both "Islamicist" and "moderate" cling to and proclaim the supremacy, the universality and the necessity of Islam for the world.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, that quote is from his 1899 book, The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan.

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