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 Prince Charles: Islam's New Ambassador 


Cinnamon Stillwell

2005/11/12

 

Prince Charles of Wales and his new bride, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, were just in the United States, hobnobbing at the White House and imparting royal pearls of wisdom. According to statements made prior to this visit, Prince Charles thinks the U.S. is "intolerant" towards Islam. In Prince Charlesí view, itís all gone downhill since 9/11 because of the Bush administrationís "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries. In fact, he made these comments during a meeting with Muslim leaders soon after 9/11.

Of course, Great Britainís "tolerance" for Islam is hardly the model to follow. After allowing Islamic extremism to fester openly in Muslim mosques and neighborhoods (to the point where the nickname "Londonistan" became commonplace), the UK was attacked by homegrown terrorists on July 7, 2005. The London bombings were the culmination of years of turning a blind eye to the cancer within.

Initially, there was much talk about retaining a sense of "British identity" in lieu of the self-destructive multiculturalism that had engulfed English society, but that has since faded into obscurity. The "stoic" British spirit in the face of terrorism and the countryís historical legacy of wartime endurance were also popular topics. But instead of defiance, the British reacted more with resignation. "We can take it," was the mantra uttered by many an Englishman in the wake of the bombings, as if bearing terrorism rather than fighting it was their unavoidable fate.

But even after these brutal attacks, the British descent into dhimmitude continued. Radical groups such as Al Mahajiroun are still calling publicly for jihad against the West and the creation of an Islamic Caliphate to rule Britain. Members of the British government such as Respect Party MP George Galloway openly side with Islamists against their own country, going so far as to aid in the propaganda battle with regular appearances on al-Jazeera and other Arab media outlets

Muslim voters and politicians are having an increasing influence on the British political landscape. When Queen Elizabeth knighted the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Iqbal Sacranie (now Sir Iqbal Sacranie), it was the epitome of this trend. Although paying lip service to condemning violence against civilians (a word with multiple connotations among Muslims), Sacranie has also said of the July 7th terrorists: "Nothing is clear about what motivated them." In a country where knighthood is conferred upon such luminaries as Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Elton John, the honor bestowed upon Sacranie is hardly shocking. But something tells me rock stars will have less of an impact on British politics in the years to come than will Islamists.

To cap all this off, British banks are now fazing out piggy banks because they "offend Muslims." Itís apparently not enough that Muslims abstain from eating pork, as do devout Jews. The mere sight of a pig-like figurine is an affront to their purity. At this rate, itís just a matter of time before the sight of womenís uncovered heads will also be deemed offensive to Muslims and such freedoms will go the way of piggy banks. The Islamic Caliphate is encroaching and England is appears to be going down without a fight.

Prince Charles certainly seems to be on board for the change over. His visit to Georgetown Universityís Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding while in the U.S. was simply the icing on the cake. It turns out his fascination with Islam, along with various New Age pursuits, has a long history.

In 2000, Prince Charles made a point of visiting former singer Cat Stevens (turned Muslim convert Yusuf Islam) at his Islamia School in Britain, where he congratulated Cat a.k.a. Yusuf for his efforts to spread "peace and harmony through education." The fact that Stevens is an active sympathizer of terrorist groups and was deported back to Britain after appearing on a no-fly list in the U.S. would seem to belie such claims. The Prince has also become a patron of the UKís Center for Islamic Studies, along with the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who once donated 33 million dollars to the school.

When Prince Charles became Supreme Governor of the Church of England in 1994 he opted to call himself not the traditional "defender of the faith," but rather "defender of faiths" so as not to offend non-Christians. A year earlier, he gave a speech in which he urged the West to overcome its "unthinkable prejudices" about Islam. Of Islamís unthinkable prejudices towards every other religion in the world, he had little to say. Prince Charles tends instead to employ the logic of moral relativism by equating Christian "extremism" with Islamic extremism, as if the two are comparable.

 

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