Saturday, September 29, 2007

John Quincy Adams Knew About Islam

I found this quote attributed to John Quincy Adams at pettifog

In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, [. . . . . ] Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he 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 . . . 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.

At one time we knew how to say what we meant without worrying about being politically correct. We also knew how to kick butt. We have fought Islam before and it is immortalized in the Marine Hymn..." the shores of Tripoli." And the fight is not over...yet.


Jan said...

Wow..great post, Nickel!

NICKEL said...

Thanks, Jan. Guyk helped me with it.