De Tocqueville on the Quran….

May 3rd, 2005 by xformed

Once more, I find interesting things on Fjord Man.

In this post, he links to a site that has an analysis of comments by modern historians Lewis and Pipes, against the backdrop of the insightful commentary of De Tocqueville.

Here’s the “money quote:”

“I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. So 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.”

A brilliant mind….

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1 response about “De Tocqueville on the Quran….”

  1. PETER VARDILOS said:

    I WAS AN ARMY AID MAN AND WAS ASSIGNED TO A MARINE REGIMENT AND FINALY WOUND UP IN JAPAN
    WITH THE 5th AIR FORCE. I REMEMBER TREATING WOUNDED THAT WERE BEING LITERED TO ME AND WE TOOK THEM TO THE BEACH AND ONTO DUCTS FOR A TRIP
    TO HOSPITAL SHIP COMFORT WHICH HAD A HOLE IN HER
    SIDE LARGE ENOUGH TO RUN A 6 BY 6 THROUGH. YES,
    MEN LIKE DOSS ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES. THE JAPS
    WOULD SINGLE OUT MEDICS. WE NEVER WORE OR CARRIED A RED CROSS EMBLEM AND WERE ARMED TO THE TEETH.

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