Sunday, 1 January 2012

Foreign Affairs Says Turks 'Have Destroyed but Never Built' and 'Contributed Nothing to Human Progress'

From the time when the Turks streamed westward out of their pagan homelands in Central Asia and picked up Islam on the way,
they have destroyed but never built. They destroyed Saracenic
civilization when they broke up all the early Mohammedan
States of Western Asia, and, wresting the leadership of Islam from
the more highly gifted Semitic Arabs, they impressed upon it the
baser stamp of their Turanian race. Stout fighters to the present
day, they have contributed nothing of their own to human
progress, nothing to science or art or literature, and what they
borrowed from Persians and Arabs they have degraded
. The first
ten Sultans of the House of Othman were great conquerors with
some conceptions of statesmanship, but after them the power
passed to the effete and blood-stained creatures of the Seraglio
and to the corrupt Pashas of the Sublime Porte.

The devastating tide of Turkish conquest, sweeping over the
Christian kingdoms and principalities of South Eastern Europe,
became a formidable danger to Western civilization until it was
at last arrested outside the gates of Vienna in 1683. It then
swiftly receded.
Source: "Islam and Britain" by Sir Valentine Chirol, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Mar. 15, 1923).

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