You have likely seen this before, but after hearing Obama last night in the State of the Union Address and his tedious circumlocutions to avoid of the phrase ‘Islamic jihad’ or ‘Islamic radicalization’ in favor of violent extremism this bears repetition (hat-tip Flaherty & Mary!).
Winston Churchill got it way back in 1899 and here’s photographic proof! Here is what he said:
“Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”