Fox Vilifies Muslims, Says Comparison Of Islam To Rabies Is “Applicable” Today

Ashley Webster: Winston Churchill's Quote “Islam Is As Dangerous In A Man As Rabies In A Dog” Is “Applicable” Today

From the November 17 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY [HOST]: How about this Winston Churchill warned of what he called the dangers of Islam back in 1889. Here is the quote, “individual Muslims may show splendid qualities but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” Strong stuff 100 years ago, Ashley.

ASHLEY WEBSTER: It was. He was very famous, Winston Churchill for that line, Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog. He was very strong in his feelings for Islam, basically saying Christianity teaches tolerance, Islam simply does not.

VARNEY: The main point is he would not be able to say that in Britain today or Canada today. You can't say that.

ELIZABETH MACDONALD: Right. And by the way the founding fathers, John Quincy Adams and his father John Adams said virtually the same thing, they warned about the dangers of Islamists basically acting with natural hatred toward infidels, who in Christianity preaches the direct opposite, I will say this that David Cameron, the U.K. Prime minister said it is dangerous to basically deny the fact that these individuals are self identifying as Muslims because it dis-empowers the very Muslims who wanted to fight and eradicate them.

WEBSTER: It's interesting 116 years ago when those lines were written by Winston Churchill could be written today and they would be applicable.

VARNEY: But not spoken.

WEBSTER: But not said.

VARNEY: Written but not said. And if you write them you are in trouble too.



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