The Britons were well known for ignoring Churchill until they desperately needed him. He often bluntly told people what they did not want to hear. They ignored him until the truth of his assessments were unavoidable.
Today, the dark veil of political correctness has descended over the once-free peoples of Great Britain and the United States. People are afraid to speak the truth due to both social and legal sanctions.
In this times, we must once again call on the bravery, honesty, and integrity of Mr. Churchill. The following passage is quoted from the second volume of the first edition of The River War, published in 1899 by Longmans, Green & Co. of London:
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. 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.
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, but the influence of the religion paralyzes 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 proselytizing 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.
Can you imagine a British or American politician of this day and age speaking with such honesty and such candor?