The wartime leader dearly loved the Telegraph – in 2015, the newspaper will honour his memory, says Warren Dockter.
Source: The Independant By: MATILDA BATTERSBY
Sunday 28 December 2014
The family of Sir Winston Churchill urged him to “fight against” the desire to convert to Islam, a newly discovered letter has revealed.
The Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in World War Two was apparently so taken with Islam and the culture of the Orient that his […]
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On Thursday, January 16, Dr. Warren Dockter delivered the Center for the Study of War and Society’s 15th Annual Johnson Lecture. His talk, which took place at the University Center Crest Room on the UT campus, was entitled, “‘The Weight of Islam’: Winston Churchill, the Ottoman Empire and the First World War.”
Below is video of […]
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1. If your heart isn’t in Academia you better do something else
This seems like a pretty obvious concept, after all if you finished your PhD you clearly committed. But finishing the PhD is just the beginning. It’s a long hard road to a full time lectureship. So you better love, love, LOVE, academia. With the […]
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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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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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Churchill and Islam: Why Churchill’s infamous quote from the River War is an inaccurate example of his view of the Islamic World
Winston Churchill’s most famous reflection on Islam comes from his book The River War (1899), which chronicled his time in Egypt and Sudan. The following passage is especially damning of Islam and has been used by amateur historians, journalists, bloggers, and those with a political agenda to color Churchill’s legacy with false perceptions of Islam, […]
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