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Former British PM: “So long as there is this book (Qur’an) there will be no peace in the world”

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William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898) was Prime Minister of Great Britain four times: 1868–74, 1880–85, 1886 and 1892–94. He called the Qur’an an “accursed book” and once held it up during a session of Parliament, declaring: “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”

Times have changed a great deal. Now the votaries of the book he saw as such an impediment to peace have triumphed: an Islamic reading room is being set up at the library Gladstone founded near his home in North Wales. In this BBC audio report (thanks to Andrew), Gladstone’s great grandson Christopher Parish and Professor Richard Aldous, head of history at University College Dublin, tie themselves into knots trying to come up with a reason why Gladstone would have approved of this reading room. Gladstone, you see, was a man of his time, but he actually made favorable comments about Muhammad in the margins of a biography of the founder of Islam, and his remarks weren’t as extreme as those of some of his contemporaries…

It doesn’t add up. The text of the Qur’an has not changed from the late 19th century to the early 21st. What has changed is the prevailing attitude toward the book. Now it has become a manifestation of bigotry and hatred to see in the Islamic holy book anything but peace and tolerance. But the text of the book remains the same. If it was an impediment to peace in Gladstone’s day, it is now. If it is an uplifting exhortation to peace and tolerance now, then it was in Gladstone’s day as well.

Recently Geert Wilders said: “I view Islam not as a religion, but as a dangerous, totalitarian ideology – equal to communism and fascism. Aren’t I allowed to say so?”

No, he isn’t allowed to say so. If he had been born two hundred years ago, he might have become Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Instead, he is a hunted man. Likewise Gladstone, were he miraculously transported to the House of Commons in 2009, would be excoriated for “hate speech” if he dared to repeat his view of the Qur’an today.

But the Qur’an remains the same. Eventually, Europe and America are going to deal with the implications of that fact, one way or another.

3 thoughts on “Former British PM: “So long as there is this book (Qur’an) there will be no peace in the world”

  1. At least there are some sensible intelligent people in the world. The West needs to wake up and realize that islam is the greatest threat to our society. The founder o9f the religion was a murder-encouraging, sexist, pedophile


  2. Islam is a totalitarian controlling ideology based on weak lies, a.k.a. Taqiyya, based on an unfounded fixation on an unproven Allaha (Qur’an) adding further insult to your intelligence. This was perpetuated by a pedophile, Moohamhead (Hadiths) on to a mass of inhumane,unintelligible species who are stuck in the dark ages!

    Islam’s history AND present of slave trading, dirty, filthy followers of pedophilia, who have contributed nothing to mankind but your barbaric, evil, demented rape and thighing and genitalia mutilation of innocent, helpless baby girls, of ignorant Islamic women, your closeted homosexuality (good Friday,bad Saturday, etc.) followed by your sick, hypocrite’s oath to kill even these little boys, more victims of your madness, along with the deaths, rape, torture of many millions of non Islam who happened upon your paths….your terrorism, and cowardice acts of war are well known amongst us!!!

    Be satisfied, for we have all heard you! We hear all your claims of “equality” to human beings. We laugh, cry for your victims, then we laugh again as we look forward to a jihad directed at We The People instead of this pathetic, water downed government that Islam has so much in common with.

    We in civilization understand these barbaric acts as crimes against humanity.

    This is not a religious war, as insulted Islamist Jihad criers proclaim! This is a war of basic common knowledge! Rape + Torture does not equal = 72 virgins!

    We will NEVER SURRENDER a step out of line, so you KNOW!!!! Plainly put, to even your level of understanding………………

    When our sell out government(s) don’t have your interest anymore, but that of WE THE PEOPLE, and you are met by a vast amount of Christians, Jews and really angry free thinking human beings as far as the eye can see, I’ve a glorious,even giddy knowledge of the outcome!

    And I don’t even feel the need to senselessly rub sores on my forehead relentlessly and chant hate at mankind to know this in my heart and soul. Hmm.

    ~~ We shall never surrender our country to a jihad black flag! It’s a virtual joke!~~





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