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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Aug 29, 2007 at 21:03


I have the Churchill, but not the De-Tocqueville or the Renan.

One might also add the John Quincy Adams, since he was sufficiently prescient to realize that Islam was a threat that would not go away. As with todays leaders most then didn't listen either.

"The Ottomans understood the fundamental nature of their conflict with the West better than did the statesmen in London and Paris. Adams quoted the Sultan as saying: "this is not like former contests, a political war for provinces and frontiers. …This war must be considered purely a religious war and a national war." The Sultan called for all Muslims to fight the infidels wherever they found them because the West and Islam had squared off in a battle for domination and survival."

And, even more to the point you made, . . .

"Of Muhammad and Islam, he writes:
". . . He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST; TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Capitals in original)..."

As we see here, Adams, like Churchill, got to the heart of the problem with Islam.


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