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Sunday, April 02, 2006

de Tocqueville On Islam

This qualifies as a quote of the day, even though it's about 150 years old:
I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the convictgion that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.
I found the quote in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades, which is proving to be quite a frightening book.

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