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April 13, 2011

Column #1,546

Was Churchill Prescient About Islam?

By Mike McManus 

            In 1899 Winston Churchill wrote about the “curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries (enthusiasts)! Besides the fanatical frenzy…there is a 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….

            “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife or concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men…

            “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world…Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.  It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step,” Churchill wrote presciently.

            He predicted that if Europe were not Christian, “the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

            Now Muslims have invaded Europe, not with military might, but with European taxpayers picking up the tab! One Swede blamed Muslims for costing Sweden $7 billion in 2007, “and has greatly contributed to bringing the Swedish welfare state to the brink of bankruptcy.”

            An Iranian immigrant to Sweden expressed astonishment at his new country’s policies: “In Sweden my family encountered a political system that seemed very strange.  The interpreter told us that Sweden is a country where the government will put a check into your mailbox each month if you don’t work. She explained there is no reason to get a job.”

            Paul, in II Thessalonians (3:10-11) gave totally opposite advice: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

            Norway’s situation is more shocking.  According to a University of Oslo study, “Non-Western immigrants” are ten times as likely to be on social assistance as native Norwegians.”

            In Germany Muslims are four times as apt to get welfare as non-Muslims.  This has angered Berlin’s former Finance Senator Thilo Sarrazin, who has written a bestselling book critical of the country’s immigration policies.

            In 2002 Daniel Pipes and Lars Hedegaard wrote that Muslim immigrants in Denmark “constitute five percent of the population but consume upwards of 40 percent of welfare spending.  In that nation, many apparently “single” women getting welfare are really the wives of polygamous Muslim men – men who have learned to game the system!

            In 2008 The Toronto Sun reported that Canadians are also being duped. It reported that “hundreds of (Toronto area) Muslim men in polygamous marriages – some with a harem of wives – are receiving welfare and social benefits for each of their spouses, thanks to the city and province, Muslim leaders say.”

            Mumtaz Ali, president of the Canadian Society of Muslims, “Polygamy is a regular part of life for many Muslims.  Ontario recognizes religious marriages for Muslims and others.”

            The experience of Canada and Europe is fair warning to the United States. We cannot allow Sharia law and polygamy to be approved, or Muslims will game our system.

            Europe needs to reconsider its indifference to Muslim practice and theology and its subsidizing of the indolent.  It also should reconsider the wisdom of its Christian heritage. 

            Fat chance.  Think about how far gone Europe is on cohabitation. 

            In I Thessalonians *4:3) Paul writes: “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified, that you should avoid sexual immorality, that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.”

            In Sweden 90 percent of those aged 25-39 in 2000 began their first unions with cohabitation.  Four-fifths of those aged 25-29 began living together in Finland, Austria, West Germany and France, while those aged 35-39 were in the 70 percent range.

            What about Christian America?  In 2000, 77 percent of those 25-29 began unions with cohabitation, and 53 percent of 35-39 year-olds.

            Not much different. 

            What about children born out of wedlock, a common consequence of cohabitation?

            In 2009 Northern Europe led with 50 to 60 percent unwed births in Iceland, Sweden and Norway.  However, America at 40 percent is double that of Italy and way ahead of Canada’s 30 percent. 

            At the bottom is Japan at only two percent!

            Google does not provide any data on unwed births in Muslim nations.  Why? In Turkey, a woman who has a baby born out of wedlock can be killed by her family! 

It’s called “honor killing.”  Churchill was prescient about Islam, but Christian nations have their sins.  

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