Thursday, February 16, 2006

Grossly offensive or shrewd and pertinent?

An 1899 Winston Churchill passage on Islam is getting some attention of late. Here's what Mark Steyn wrote about Churchill's account in 2004:
Is that grossly offensive to Muslims? Almost certainly. Is it also a rather shrewd and pertinent analysis by one of Britain's most eminent leaders? I think so.
Here is The American Thinker's reprint of the Churchill passage today. I will let the reader judge whether it is grossly offensive, shrewd, pertinent or all three.