The 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) or the great wartime leader Winston Churchill?
Behind the scenes we are hard at work putting together the backup material that will support our songs. While we’re doing this, when we put up particular items that can stand alone we will announce them here on our blog.
Today we added a short page to The Library detailing first how Winston Churchill called Islam the “religion of blood and war” and contrasting that with the claim, from the OIC, that Islam is the “religion of peace, tolerance and compassion“. We feel it’s rather hard to reconcile those two statements.
Winston Churchill wrote in his book, “The Story of the Malakand Field Force”:
Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.
If you want to see a longer version of that quote, and something from the OIC with which to compare it, take a look at the following page in The Library: Winston Churchill versus The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
As we continue building The Library our Winston Churchill page will grow listing an increasing number of quotes that are relevant to the work we’ve been doing. Of particular interest is an extended extract from “The Gathering Storm” which gives the complete context to Winston Churchill’s oft repeated quote about Mein Kampf: “Here was the new Koran of faith and war“. We feel that the statement following that “the main thesis of Mein Kampf is simple” is much more important. Read his brief précis of Mein Kampf and Judge for Y’Self.