Churchill, Hitler and Islam

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The English patriot Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, was arrested by the police on April 26 2014 in his native Britain… for the crime of quoting Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister during the Second World War. Yes, it has come to that.

The passage quoted by Weston was published in 1899. It focuses on Churchill’s negative observations about Islam while serving during the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan. The young man commented on the repressive and warlike nature of Islam and concluded that “ No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

As the commentator Daniel Hannan noted: You may or may not agree with these comments, which Mr. Weston cited. That does not change the fact that this was a political arrest. A British political candidate running for elections was arrested in mid-speech simply for publicly addressing potential voters by quoting a former Prime Minister.

For this, Paul Weston was arrested and put in a cell for some hours. He was suspected of having committed a “racially aggravated crime under Section 4 of the Public Order Act.” I’m not quite sure what that is, but it sounds very much like something George Orwell might have invented in one of his novels.

Reality has moved beyond parody. Britain, once a champion of political liberty, is no longer a free country. It is now a Monty Python sketch — except it’s not funny — or a banana republic without the bananas.

Sadly, it’s not the only European country that could be classified as such these days. From Hamburg to Helsinki, from Marseille to Stockholm and from Barcelona to Brussels, the natives have to endure seeing their heritage being dismantled and being turned into strangers in their own cities.

In this atmosphere, saying negative things about Christianity is not merely allowed, but in certain quarters actively encouraged. At the same time, saying negative things about Islam may end your career, trigger violent threats and maybe even get you arrested by the police.

The supreme irony in all of this is that if Paul Weston had quoted Adolf Hitler’s favorable views on Islam instead of Winston Churchill’s unfavorable views, he would presumably have encountered no problems. That’s because Hitler’s positive view of Islam is more in line with that of today’s ruling Multiculturalists.

There is a tendency in the mass media to portray opposition to Islamization as something “far-Right,” at the same time as they portray Nazis as far-Right. This is questionable. The political terms “Left” and “Right” date back to a random seating arrangement in France in the late eighteenth century.

Perhaps we need a new political vocabulary, more in tune with the realities of the twenty-first century. For example, some of the established so-called “right-wing” parties are every bit as much in favor of mass immigration and open borders as the “left-wing” parties are, if not always for the same reasons. That fact now undermines the very fabric of the Western democratic system. Many Western citizens do not want mass immigration to their countries, but they get it, anyway.

Nevertheless, to the extent that you talk about Left vs. Right, you could argue that the national Socialists (Nazis) formed a part of the political Left, just like other Socialist parties and movements. It was Vladimir Lenin and his followers, not Adolf Hitler, who founded the first major totalitarian state of the twentieth century. The Nazis copied tools of propaganda and methods of repression pioneered by the Communists. People are often led to forget that today.

There is arguably a direct line from the revolutionary terror of the Jacobins during the French Revolution to the revolutionary terror of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution, from the political mass murders under Robespierre in the 1790s to the political mass murders under Lenin after 1917. Most (some might even claim all) of the mass-murdering totalitarian movements in the modern world have come from the political Left. It is therefore strange that to be “left-wing” is now seen as something neutral or positive, whereas to be “right-wing” is seen as suspect. Viewed in the light of history, it should be the other way around.

The Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been criticized and branded an “extremist” for comparing the Koran to the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”). Yet as Wilders notes in his book Marked for Death, no lesser man than Winston Churchill, who led the fight against Hitler and the Nazis, did the same.

Churchill did this in his six-volume history The Second World War, which partly earned him the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature. In it, the conservative British statesman called Mein Kampf “the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message.” [Original quote by Winston S. Churchill in The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm, page 50.]

Hitler openly lamented the fact that the Franks had defeated the invading Arabs in AD 732. “Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers,” Hitler told his inner circle, “then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone.” [Original statement by Adolf Hitler, 28 August 1942. Quoted in page 667 of Hitler’s Table Talk; 1941-1944, translated by N. Cameron and R.H. Stevens, Enigma Books (1953)]

Albert Speer wrote in his diary that Hitler regretted that Islam had not conquered Germany, as it was much more compatible with Nazism. “It’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion,” he told Speer. “Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?” [A quote from Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich, chapter 6]

Hitler repeatedly expressed his great respect and admiration for Islam and his contempt for silly Christian notions of compassion. Similarly, Heinrich Himmler, the leader of the SS and the Gestapo and by extension one of the most feared men in Germany and Europe, was full of admiration for Islam. He was sad that the combined Polish, German and Austrian troops of King Sobieski of Poland had halted the invading Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683.

Himmler told Felix Kersten, his personal masseur and confidant, that Islam with its concept of Jihad and promises of beautiful women and instant rewards in the afterlife if you fall in battle was a wise religion, well-suited as a male warrior creed. [Source: Felix Kersten’s memoirs, Totenkopf und Treue, page 203.] The SS leadership for the same reason considered Islam to be a practical religion for soldiers.

The admiration between Islam and Nazis was often mutual, and sometimes still is. Scholars such as Andrew G. Bostom have meticulously documented this fact.


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41 thoughts on “Churchill, Hitler and Islam

  1. I sent ths to PM Cameron today..

    “Dear Sir,
    I note that it is illegal now to burn the koran or recite Churchill,
    in respct of Islam. As one whose academic studies number
    Islam among his subjects, one can immediately see that the Sharia
    is now the effective law of the former UK. This was further proven
    when I asked the Police to intervene in my local town of Egham,
    when Moslems abused Christians and the Bible. The Police refused
    to act.

    Since you may gather that I have a vested interest in the Bible (being a
    Bishop), may one inquire as to when we effectively became a sharia state?
    And may one further inquire, when you intend to announce our
    official acceptance of the same?

    Furthermore, as sharia mandates a Jizya tax on “Protected Peoples of
    The Koran”, may one inquire how much we as clergy will be required to
    pay and when?

    Yours Truly
    Guy Leven-Torres
    Bishop-England and Wales

    • I wish you luck with receiving a sensible reply, Bishop (or indeed any response). I’ve had no response to similar, if secular, letters I’ve emailed to my Liberal Democrat MP, Simon Hughes, which the Baron has been kind enough to post here.

  2. See also:

    The division was developed around the nucleus of an ethnic Albanian battalion which had briefly seen combat against the Yugoslav Partisans in eastern Bosnia as part of the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian). Composed of Muslim Albanians with mostly German and Yugoslav Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) officers and non-commissioned officers, it was given the title Skanderbeg after medieval Albanian lord George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, who defended the region of Albania against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades in the 15th century.

    21st_Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg

    But the comparison between Muslims and Nazis only goes so far. Nazis believed in eugenics. Muslims believe in dysgenics:

    The problem is worst among children born in Britain’s Pakistani community, where more than half of marriages are between first cousins, and children are 10 times more likely than the general population to suffer genetic disorders.

    The medical risks of first cousin marriages include higher rates of infant mortality, birth defects, learning difficulties, blindness, hearing problems and metabolic disorders.

    As adults, the children born from first cousin marriages are at increased risk of miscarriage or infertility. A third of children affected die before their fifth birthday.

    An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme found that although more than 70 British studies have proved the risks, and 700 British Pakistani children are born with associated genetic diseases every year, many people deny the dangers. Muslim vibrancy in the UK

    The European Union is communist, not Nazi. It is using Muslim immigration as a battering-ram to destroy Old Europe and bring in a communist police state. See Moshe Kantor’s “Model National Statute for the Promotion of Tolerance” at this GoV page:

    A Boot of Tolerance Stamping on a Human Face — Forever

  3. Heinrich Himmler:
    “Islam’s world view is very similar to ours.”

  4. That is obvious, we can not say anything bad about islam allah and mahomet. You know, I used to laugh when I herd that France is now called The islamic Republic of France. What would you call Britain? United islamic Kingdom….

    • How about the Islamic Kingdom of Britain that Claims to be Democratic?

  5. The trouble is branding what is the antidote without being forced to put it into a politically dogmatic or ideological container for easy public consumption.

  6. I would hate to imagine that had hitler won the war life would have chugged along with “everyone” ignoring the voracious appetite of the anti Christ monster
    being satisfied all around them. Seriously – how much more of this cowardly islamic rubbishing of the planet is going to be tolerated? It’s as if whole populations have been struck blind, deaf, dump and drunk. (Like George said about WS.)

  7. Include Mussolini’s Sword of Islam and role as defender of Islam in the countries of the Mediterranean.

  8. “Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”
    [A quote from Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich, chapter 6]

    Compassion is a virtue and strengthens a warrior, callousness is the weakness of a hollow warrior.

  9. So England is what America risked everything for? Maybe we should scout out some English beaches for invasion as it seems we will have to rescue them. Again!

    • Who is the ‘we’ that is going to rescue whom – and from what – and why should we?

      Put differently, why should my young son and daughter have to be raped, mutilated, and/or die in the latest war in a string of endless foreign wars created by the elite?

      Really, why? What will it gain the soon-to-be Islamic States of America – except the targeted murdering of more formerly free American Christian infidels.

  10. Musing about the situation in 1942, is this to be taken seriously? I see what you are doing here, fair enough but it’s hard to take a few comments seriously.

    Barbarossa was called a CRUSADE.

  11. One of your finest postings here, Fjordman, if I may say so.

    I particularly appreciate that you did not find it necessary to make disparaging comments at the expense of the UK, unlike some commenters above.

    A few days ago a commenter at JihadWatch objected to Robert Spencer’s constant, snide remarks about my country, and received some support, with people pointing out (if not in these exact words) that the US is also pretty well sunk into dhimmitude, and that Mr Spencer’s (understandable) outrage at his and Pamela Spencer’s banning from the UK- which is only a symptom of the malaise, not a personal attack- might be unduly colouring his attitude.

    Excuse my repeating an opinion I’ve previously expressed here, but divided we shall assuredly fall.

  12. My letter above is perfectly serious by the way….

    I used to be a lawyer in English Common Law. So I know how Law works.

    Britain is indeed under sharia and a proto-Islamic state.

    At some stage the Government will have to admit the truth and we clergy will indeed be paying a head tax to gain the right to pray…

    The Moslems I know believe 2030 is the year for their official takeover.

    The British as usual will do nothing…

    • The (present day) relevance in Churchill’s statement is retrograde force, that retrograde force can be in the form of socio-political influence where the opinion formers misrepresent the retrograde force as being that of indigenous traditional values. That convolution and misrepresentation of the retrograde force and indigenous traditional values is the vanguard of the imposition of an Islamic state on these British Isles.

      • Through the Old Catholic Movement-legally. By Old Catholic I don’t mean “Liberal” either but “Traditional”. I don’t approve gay marriage for example or attempts to modernise the Church bey being trendy.

        • Consecrated by no 661 in the Apostolic Succession- Cardinal Khern Oliver- so I’m 662 in the line.

  13. [Intemperate proposals redacted]

    That’s a tad extreme, but the extreme becomes more likely the longer we kowtow to primitive cultures.

  14. Mr Weston is to be saluted for having the fortitude, to challenge the limitations of free speech in the UK.
    To paraphrase Orwell; In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth (about Islam) is a revolutionary act.

    We already live under de-facto blasphemy laws, enforced with a threat of menaces- ‘Rushdie Rules’ .
    Islamophobia laws being discussed in the UK and various other EU countries, have profoundly chilling implications for free speech.
    Apparently it’s alright though, to spew supremacist, anti-Western, misogynist, violent exhortations – of a seditious and provocative nature- it is ones ‘right’ to religious freedom.
    The network of post-democratic NGO’s, academics and MP’s riding the Islamophobia bow-wave do their best to ignore or excuse such inconvenient facts; to speak out could be considered Islamophobic after all.
    So instead they stick their heads on the sand or offer rationalisations and delusions such as- come the revolution their Muslims brothers and sisters will rise up with them.

    It’s not just the left but much of entire political and academic establishment in Europe, that has got itself in a contorted and compromised position, they seem quite prepared to sacrifice free speech,women’s and gay rights to facilitate EurIslam, the EU and the ENP.
    It’s a coin-flip for Europe from here on in, unless a dramatic change of direction occurs;
    Heads- Balkans-like scenario
    Tails-Police state to keep a lid on Balkans-like scenario.
    Lands on its edge- Multiculti utopia.

    • It is indeed from the Left that the ideas have come that have put Europe in such a “contorted and compromised position.”

      The reason that you (correctly) attribute it to the “entire political and academic establishment in Europe” is that your entire establishment is indeed on the Left. In the past 150 years or so, Europe’s political thought has moved so far left that an ordinary citizen can no longer distinguish the hard Left from the mainstream.

      Sadly, much the same phenomenon has occurred in my country, the United States, over the past 80 years or so. This was much the point of Diana West’s magnificent, but soul-crushingly ominous, recent book American Betrayal.

  15. I believe Paul Weston intended to be arrested, to gain publicity and highlight the problems he fights against. I think he will be successful in this regard.

    This takes nothing away from the fact the his arrest shows Britain to be a totalitarian state, where regime change is overdue, and PW is very brave to take this road.

    • If PW wanted to be arrested he would not have chosen Winchester, he would have chosen somewhere more high profile than the sleepy county seat of the county of Hampshire.

      I grew up in Hampshire and have spent much of my life there, nothing much ever happens, certainly not in Winchester, it hasn’t even got a professional soccer team! (last I heard it was a 1 Starbucks city).

      • I would assume that was his point in being arrested in some sleepy little town in England for quoting Churchill, because it shows just how far political Islam has reached into those sleepy little towns.

        • I agree Nemesis. Paul Weston knew he was going to be arrested, for reasons I had alluded to under an earlier article.

          He wants many other Englishmen to do the same. They should.

  16. I used to be a Christian, as in, “Love they neighbor.” Now I find out that Jesus was a Moslem, and my neighbors are infidels. I…must…not…. feel..sorry for what I will do to them in Moe’s name…

    • Jesus is a moslem in the same way that Jerusalem is a moslem holy place. Until the 1880’s Jerusalem was not at all important, but then it started to get attention from diaspora Jews and suddenly it becomes a moslem holy site…..

      Islam displays the aquisitorial instincts of a toddler, which is, I suppose, indicative of the maturity level of its theology……

    • Jesus Christ did not submit, nor did he demand that others submit.
      Islam demands submission . . . to the Ummah, not to any deity at all.
      There is nothing of the transcendent in it, it is all about immanent political domination and oppression.

    • Mohammed is a false prophet.
      Jesus Christ is the Son of God, nothing less.
      Warlordism is not spirituality, nor is it religion.

    • Don’t know if you’re in the UK, Peter, but the satirical magazine “Private Eye” has for many years characterised mendacious solicitors as “Sue, Grabbit & Runne”.

    • Churchill? A partner in the treacheries of Hitler and Islam? Your cognitive dissonance meter is broken?

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