It would seem that not much has changed in over a hundred years. Some of the same criticisms have applied to fundamental Christianity in the past, but by and large that has moved on. The comparison with rabies is one I have also drawn. The infected dog has become deadly through infection rather than choice, but is beyond reason. The infected are deserving of great pity, but they and the source of infection need to be eradicated without hesitation.
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
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