Churchill Quotation on Evils of Islam Gets UK Man Arrested

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Open question: would Winston Churchill be arrested if he said it today? Or only repeatedly denounced by The Independent and then assaulted by anti-fascist demonstrators?

Today Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester.

At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted the following excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill:

“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 live. A 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. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die 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.”

Reportedly a woman came out of the Guildhall and asked Mr Weston if he had the authorisation to make this speech. When he answered that he didn’t, she told him “It’s disgusting!” and then called the police.

Six or seven officers arrived. They talked with the people standing nearby, asking questions about what had happened. The police had a long discussion with Mr Weston, lasting about 40 minutes.

At about 3pm he was arrested. They searched him, put him in a police van and took him away.

That certainly was a long discussion. There are no further updates on the Liberty site with more details as of now.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Churchill would be branded a war criminal racist by the British blogeratti today. And the only problem they’d have with Hitler is that he wasn’t Muslim.

    • Softly Bob

      Actually Hitler was a Muslim….. well, kind of.

      “The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness …?”

      Quoted from Adolf Hitler (from the memoirs of Albert Speer, Hitler‘s minister of armaments)

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        From Inside the Third Reich? Fascinating book, and offers insights that are found nowhere else. I’d also recommend John Toland’s Adolf Hitler, which pulls no punches, but yet, tells the truth about Hitler’s biography and belief-system.

        • Softly Bob

          Yes, I think it was originally from that book but I’ve heard it quoted elsewhere. There are other quotes from Hitler (and other leading Nazis) that suggest links to Islam. But it’s not surprising really that two Jew-hating ideologies would link arms eventually. As well as the al-Husseini fiasco a number of other Nazis fled to the Middle East after the war and converted to Islam. One of them, Johannes Von Leers, changed his name to Omar Amin and became a top official in the Egyptian ministry of information.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Yes, von Leers. He was in the Propaganda Ministry. It would seem that Egypt never go around to sending him to Israel. He died in 1965 …

  • Tanker74

    And Muslims who behave evilly in the UK remain free. One could quote Orwell to describe the current state of affairs in the UK, but I’m sure that would result in one’s arrest as well.

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    • n4zhg

      War is peace.
      Freedom is slavery.
      Ignorance is strength.

      • Softly Bob

        Warming is cooling.

    • Jose Mendes

      Is People fault each time people Votes … they Vote in Political Correct Politicians that have no spin .

  • liz

    History is repeating itself in the same National Socialist/Islamist Fascist alliance.

  • KyraNelson

    We should stop wasting time and energy on the sunken ship called Britain. We should concentrate on not repeating their self-inflicted death gyrations.

    • Drakken

      All for one, and one for all, if any countries in Europe or Israel go, the rest of us in the west will follow. We must defend each other at all costs, otherwise the dark ages under islam returns, your choice. Fight today, or live on your knees to the savages.

      • Texas Patriot

        Way to go, Drak. You’re finally beginning to get the picture. We’ve come too far and paid too high a price to give up the freedom that our forefathers fought and died for in America and the West. All for one and one for all is the name of the game!

        The only way we differ is that I think many Muslims will gladly convert away from islam if their choice is returning to the lands of tyranny and submission from whence they came. In Spain they called it the Reconquista, and it took several hundred years to complete, but false conversions were easier to hide in those days.

        With the surveillance and interdiction technologies we have today, it will be fairly easy to determine if someone sincerely wants to convert or not, and we should be able to complete the entire process in the next thirty years.

        • Drakken

          After many years of being in muslim lands and dealing with them in all their variations, there is only one way to deal with them and that is old testament. Your going to have a eliminate a muslim to convince him that he is wrong, your weak approach, as history has demonstrated time and time again has always favored the strong, not the weak.

          • Texas Patriot

            Drak,

            The God of the Old Testament is the same as the God of the New Testament, and he always favors justice and mercy. In fact, as Jesus said: I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7.

          • Drakken

            Let me help you out with the God problem, God helps those who helps themselves.

          • Texas Patriot

            That’s a great saying, but it’s not in the Bible.

          • Marie Louise Noonan

            No, and it’s nothing to do with Christianity.

            Isn’t the point to convert them anyway?

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        The only thing I would say is, “Fight today, or fight tomorrow, against much greater odds.”

      • Softly Bob

        I agree – both the U.S. and Britain are sinking ships. All Western nations need to stand together. Weston may have been arrested for quoting Churchill, but in the U.S. a film-maker was arrested for making a trash movie about Mohammed.
        This is coming to us all and we need to fight together.

      • KyraNelson

        Why should we fight for those who who won’t fight for themselves?

    • Marie Louise Noonan

      Well, you did help sink it.

      By the way, y’all gonna offer Gerry Adams political asylum?

  • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

    “… we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender …”

    http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/speeches/speeches-of-winston-churchill/128-we-shall-fight-on-the-beaches

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Winston Churchill, the greatest man of the 20th century.

  • Texas Patriot

    That would be like getting arrested for quoting George Washington.

    • knightsman

      That would surprise you?

      • Texas Patriot

        In America, yes.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      How about Thomas Jefferson?

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

      • Texas Patriot

        The modern test of patriotism will be the willingness to use nuclear weapons to defend freedom. Thus far, John Kennedy has been the only American president to make that point in a credible way.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7YkJxQT_0Y

        With the right kind of American president, it will be the blood of tyrants and not patriots that flows. As George Patton said, “I don’t want you to die for your country; I want you to help the other guy die for his country.”

  • Ellsworth Toohey

    The first thing the muslim tenant of the White house did when he moved in was to have Churchill’s statue removed !

    • knightsman

      Just being a proper muslim.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Actually it was a bust of Churchill.

  • knightsman

    What is wrong with the UK. They know not what they do! Will they burn all the books next?

  • steve

    obviously there are too many police employed today. In the past one ‘Dixon of Dock Green’ type would have been sent, he would have laughed and gone on his way. What a spineless country we are leaving to our children. Islam HAS won.

  • DogmaelJones1

    The revised Churchill speech, adapted to conform to the current policy of Her Majesty’s Government: “We will not fight the Muslim invaders. We will let them come here through the Chunnel, we shall let them land at the airports, we shall let them piss on our beaches, we shall let them sit in Parliament, we shall allow them to despoil our daughters and castrate our sons, we shall run to the hills, shaking
    the butt ends of broken beer bottles at them.”

  • Antonious

    If Churchill was PM this muck would have been sorted years ago…

  • SouthronKittie

    There can be no Churchill today. If there were a Churchill for our generation he will not be allowed leadership of any kind; only members of the cathedral are allowed in. That is why Weston had to be arrested; men who think like him have to be marginalized as extremists.

  • http://departmentoffreespeech.net/wordpress/ James Boom

    Audio interview following being released:

    http://youtu.be/HQzV_-latew

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Paul Weston reading the words of Winston Churchill were causing distress?

      Not the placards of islamofascists threatening 9/11 scale massacres?

      http://bloviatingzeppelin.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Behead_those_who_insult_islam.jpg

      WHY IS THE UK SO “F”D UP?????

      • http://departmentoffreespeech.net/wordpress/ James Boom

        Many things, fear, political correctness, complicity, ineptitude, ignorance.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          I’ll see your photo, and raise you a video.

          Obama Bows to Saudi King
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WlqW6UCeaY

          • http://departmentoffreespeech.net/wordpress/ James Boom

            I see your video and raise you another photo.
            Tony Abbott PM, Australia, before the election.