Tuesday, August 02, 2005

PIG to Islam

Been reading this book by Robert Spencer: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades.

This informative guide explains the enigma that is Islam, using references to the Koran, Muhammed's life, and other Islamic texts.

He also uses sidebars such as "Muhammed vs. Jesus", where he takes quotes from the New Testament and from the Koran in order to contrast the differences in teachings. Not all religions are the same, according to Mr. Spencer.

Included are "Books You Are Not Supposed to Read", which are excellent references for further understanding the war on terror and the Middle East.

I found some interesting quotes from great people in history there too:

John Quincy Adams on Islam:

"In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar (i.e. Muhammed), the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an imposter, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic Law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. 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 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...Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant... While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men." (Emphasis in the original)

Whew. That's a far cry from President Bush's "Islam is a religion of peace."

I understand that the President has to keep a moderate tone in these times of sensitivity awareness, but isn't it intriguing to see what a former President, unfettered by the constraints of PC Mind Control, thinks of this religion?

There is even another quote by a more contemporary figure, Winston Churchill:

"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 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 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 civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of Ancient Rome."

"Sheltered" indeed... Europe has abandoned all refuge against the imminent domination of Islam on her soil.

Furthermore, it's fascinating to note that both men consider the flagrant abuse of women in Islamic society as one of its worst qualities. Feminists who decry the "dead white males" of the past take heed...