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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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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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