“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at G-d’s great Judgment Seat;”

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936), The Ballad of East and West

Rudyard Kipling

“Violence … occurs between Muslims, on the one hand, and Orthodox Serbs in the Balkans, Jews in Israel, Hindus in India, Buddhists in Burma and Catholics in the Philippines.  Islam has bloody borders.”  Samuel Huntington, “The Clash of Civilizations” Foreign Affairs, 1993.

Samuel Huntington

“The sword of Mahomet, and the Koran, are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and truth, which the world has yet known.”   William Muir (1819 – 1905).  One of the most knowledgeable and respected Western Islamic scholars.  Author of Life of Mohamet.

Sir William Muir

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”  Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391.  Pope Benedict XVI quoted this statement before he prematurely resigned as Pope. 

Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391

“Quran … an accursed book … So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”  William Goldstone (1809 – 1898), served four separate times as British prime minister.

William Goldstone

“The real strength of the Nationalist movement in Egypt … lay not with these Levantines of the café but with the mass of practically unchanged bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian [Islam has not changed over 100 years.], and a return to all the violence and corruption which festered under the oldstyle Moslem rule (Sharia law), whether Asiatic or African.”  Former President Theodore Roosevelt, reflections after visiting Cairo in a letter to Sir George Trevelyan, 1911.

Theodore Roosevelt

“He [Mohammed] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankindThe precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of G-d.  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 [Islam is not a religion of peace], when it can be made effective.  The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”  President John Quincy Adams.

John Quincey Adams

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 liveA 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 Rome.”  Sir Winston Churchill, The River War.

Winston Churchill

“A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people, than under the forbidding appearances of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.  History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.”  Alexander Hamilton, Federalist

Alexander Hamilton

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.  But it cannot survive treason from within.  An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly.  But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.  For the traitor appears not a traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.  He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.  A murderer is less to be feared.”  Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and statesman, 45 B.C.

Marcus Tullius Cicero