Comments: It's Muslim Day At Six Flags!

Nice site! I too have sometimes described myself as a Confederate Yankee.

Not sure the full import of your partial -and misleading- Churchill quote. Is it meant as a sort of shorthand code, so we can smile to ourselves, knowing the full context, without dreading the terrible charge of "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!1!"?

Submitted for your approval . . . Winston Churchill's complete assessment of the Mohammadan: a creature direct to you, from . . . The Twilight Zone:

"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 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. 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

Posted by PsychoDad at September 9, 2011 12:08 AM

Being a literate man, you got the meaning just fine, PsychoDad.

Those who would be offended by the passage are generally not literate enough to know what it means. (They also probably won't read this far into the comments.)

Posted by Phelps at September 9, 2011 12:37 AM

Might the above quote have something to do with the bust of Churchill being rejected by a certain Barack Hussein Obama?

Posted by Chris at September 10, 2011 08:36 AM