Monthly Archives: February 2014

5 Things you didn’t know about Winston Churchill and the Islamic World

1.  Churchill regularly played polo with Indian Muslims and Sheiks while he was a soldier.

When Churchill was stationed in India as a subaltern in 1896, he, like most British cavalry officers, was an avid polo player.  In a letter to his mother on 12 November 1896, Churchill was happy to announce that the 4th Queen’s […]

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Churchill and Islam: Surprising Facts about Churchill and the Islamic World

My last blog entry explored why Churchill’s oft quoted excerpt from the River War is as inaccurate example of his larger relationship with the Islamic World.  Which surely begs the question what were his reflections on Islam? The truth is that Churchill rarely reflected on the tenants of Islam as a religion. Instead,  he tended […]

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