Winston Churchill versus The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

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The Law

The Law says:


Winston Churchill called Islam “the religion of blood and war.”

The most representative body of Islam in its 1400 year history, the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), says “Islam, the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion.”

Who would you believe?

The religion of blood and war - The Story of the Malakand Field Force by Winston Churchill

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The Law

The Law says:
Winston Churchill wrote of Islam “the religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed."

Unfortunately, in this age of proliferating nuclear weapons, who can say if the religion of peace will remain better armed?

Pages:40
Extract:It is, thank heaven, difficult if not impossible for the modern European to fully appreciate the force which fanaticism exercises among an ignorant, warlike and Oriental population. Several generations have elapsed since the nations of the West have drawn the sword in religious controversy, and the evil memories of the gloomy past have soon faded in the strong, clear light of Rationalism and human sympathy. Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men's passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination. But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis--as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. 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.
Quoted in Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations by Richard Langworth Editor (vice-chairman and editor of the Churchill Centre) pp. 463-4.
This book is fully authorized by the Estate of Winston S Churchill with a Foreword by Mary Soames and Introduction by Martin Gilbert.



The Law

The Law says:
The OIC (Organization of The Islamic Conference) which is exercising an ever increasing influence on the United Nations, says "Islam, the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion".

The OIC is pressuring members at the UN to put a ban on mentioning Islam whenever Muslims commit terrorist acts in the name of Islam - this under the pretext of eradicating the "defamation of religions."

Extract:With the multiplicity of terrorist attacks perpetrated recently by deviant and fanatic individuals, the General Secretariat of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has noticed a tendency of a section of the media, to interpose the word “Islam” in reporting these incidences.

Islam, the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion, that sanctifies the human soul, and whose universal message is one of mutual peaceful coexistence among all the peoples of the world, regardless of their ethnicities, race, religions or languages, and which calls for kind reasoning and dialogue with all their fellow human beings, abhors and despises all such criminal acts and had enacted the utmost severe punishment for their perpetrators.

It is frustrating to see some circles, still, maliciously trying to establish conceptual link between such evil and wicked practices and Islam, the religion that condemns, scorns and outlaws them.

It is on the premise of this irrefutable fact that we, in the OIC, call upon all well-intentioned peoples of the world, not to give to these criminals any right to present Islam, a right that Islam itself denies them. Those who refer to the perpetrators, as acting on behalf of Islam, help them by offering them justification, anchor and premise that they don’t have or deserve. On the other hand, the generalization of the guilt of a few aberrant misguided individuals, to engulf the adherents of a religion of 1.5 billion followers is an outrageous judgment and amounts to an illegal collective punishment on a global scale. Moreover, any attempt to implicate all Muslims in such a wicked and wanton acts goes contrary to the well established principles of international law.

It is therefore hoped that media will avoid resorting to any reference to Islam when narrating such events in order not to disseminate erroneous information that might jeopardize the basic human rights of Muslims, the world over.

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