â€œQurâ€™anâ€¦ an accursed bookâ€¦ So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.â€
â€”William Gladstone (1809-1898) British Prime Minister
â€œEver since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of itâ€¦have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.â€
â€”John Wesley (1703-1791) Methodist leader
â€œAdopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he [Mohammed] 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 a 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 â€¦ 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.â€ [The words in caps are as originally printed].
[On the Koran:]
The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.
â€” John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Sixth President of the United States
“[Islam] is essentially an obstructive, intolerant systemâ€¦ It has consecrated despotism; it has consecrated polygamy; it has consecrated slavery. It has declared war against every other creed; it has claimed to be at least dominant in every landâ€¦ When it ceases to have an enemy to contend against, it sinks into sluggish stupidity and into a barbarism far vilerâ€¦ It must have an enemy; if cut offâ€¦from conflict with the infidel, it finds its substitute in sectarian hatred of brother Moslemsâ€¦â€
â€”Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892) British historian
â€œChristianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, and on up to, and including, the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over, the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated.
Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could, and would, fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor.â€
The civilization of Europe, America, and Australia, exists today at all, only because of the victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilizationâ€”because of victories through the centuries from Charles Martel, in the eighth century, and those of John Sobieski, in the seventeenth century. â€¦There are such â€œsocial valuesâ€ today in Europe, America and Australia only because during those thousand years, the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to doâ€”that is, to beat back the Moslem invader.â€
â€”Teddy Roosevelt (1858 – 1919) Twenty-sixth President of the United States
â€œWill not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world, which will shake off the domination of Europeans â€” still nominally Christian â€” and reappear as the prime enemy of our civilization? The future always comes as a surprise, but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.â€
â€”Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) Author/Historian
â€œHow dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia [rabies] in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. â€¦The fact that in Mohammedan law [sharia] 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 qualitiesâ€”but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.â€
â€”Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Prime Minister
â€œIslam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of [other] countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world. But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole worldâ€¦. Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says, kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! â€¦Whatever good there is, exists thanks to the sword, and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient, except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors! â€¦Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.â€
â€”Ayatollah Khomeini (1902-1989) Iranâ€™s Supreme Leader from 1979 to 1989â€”the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation.
â€œArise. O sons of Arabia, fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. Their spilled blood pleases Allah, our history, and religion.â€
â€”From a radio broadcast by Amin el-husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. After instigating a pro-nazi putsch in Baghdad in 1941, he left for Germany, where he spent the remainder of WWII broadcasting propaganda to the Middle East.
â€œWe should fully understand our religion. Fighting is a part of our religion and our Sharia [Islamic legal code]. Those who love God and his Prophet and this religion cannot deny that. Whoever denies even a minor tenet of our religion commits the gravest sin in Islam.â€
â€”Osama bin Laden
â€œIslam isnâ€™t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quâ€™ran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.â€
â€”Omar Ahmed CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations) Founding Chairman