Mark Twain Quote on Koran Examination

December 26, 2008 at 10:51 pm 5 comments

Embrace Freedom of Thought and Speech!…A fellow Islamophobe sent a Mark Twain quote to me today.  An internet search found the quote , author, and its message verifiable and true.  So I am posting  the quote below in hopes that it will provide justification for the awful condition known as Islamophobia and to help Islamophobic warriors all over the world better understand the intricacies of our grievances and paranoias…~MCL
 
“When I, a thoughtful and unblessed Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane, not in all things, but in religious matters. I cannot prove to him that he is insane, because you never can prove anything to a lunatic — for that is a part of his insanity and the evidence of it.” – Mark Twain

Wishing all you Islamophobes a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  • 1. alwaysonwatch  |  September 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Mark Twain: spot on!

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    • 2. Dr. Bilal Rana  |  April 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

      (see message below)

      The fuller quote actually begins with: “Let us consider that we are all partially insane.” and ends with “This should move us to be charitable toward one anothers lunacies.”

      – From one “lunatic” to another 🙂

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      • 3. mary christina love  |  May 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        OK, this is fair and it makes sense. Thankyou.

  • 4. Dr. Bilal Rana  |  April 19, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Wow! I did my own fact-checking and found that you totally misconstrued the quotation! He is not “knocking Islam”, as you suggest. He is just saying how the mind works — BOTH ways, whether Muslim or Christian. Read the FULL quote.

    “That is a simple rule, and easy to remember. When I, a thoughtful and unblessed Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane; not in all things, but in religious matters. When a thoughtful and unblessed Mohammedan examines the Westminster Catechism, he knows that beyond any question I am spiritually insane. I cannot prove to him that he is insane, because you never can prove anything to a lunatic–for that is a part of his insanity and the evidence of it. He cannot prove to me that I am insane, for my mind has the same defect that afflicts his.”

    Taken from “Christian Science”, by Mark Twain, Book I, Chapter V.

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    • 5. mary christina love  |  May 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Also fair. Thank you for adding. Perhaps Islam is what eventually happens to a society that rejects each others religions out of misunderstanding. Such as the Jews and Christians in Arabia ( in 600-650 a.d.) had differences that Muhammed was able to manipulate and capitalize on. I think it is a downward spiral.

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