All eyes are on King Charles and the effect he could have as king. But as “Long live the king” is proclaimed all over, the troubling story in the Washington Post below paints a disturbing picture of Charles’ dedication to wokeism.
Is King Charles dedicated to the hatred of the West’s history that is the hallmark of the woke? Like other Leftists, he seems to ignore the sins of Islamic history and the current human rights abuses of Sharia states.
One more thing: King Charles — when he was Prince Charles — accepted $1,217,760 from Osama bin Laden’s family two years after the al-Qaeda leader was killed.
“WaPo: “Britain’s new head of state is a loud admirer of Islam’, ‘detests Islamophobia,’” by Ben Judah, Washington Post, September 19, 2022:
…Britain’s new head of state is a loud admirer of Islam, a critic of Western interventionism and a champion of multiculturalism who will win his country new friends — and some populist enemies — across the world….
The king has also studied Arabic to understand the Quran….
Rejecting the popular narrative of a “clash of civilizations” brewing between the Muslim world and the West, the then-Prince of Wales went on to declare that Islam is “part of our past and our present, in all fields of human endeavor. It has helped to create modern Europe. It is part of our own inheritance, not a thing apart.”
As bigotry and Islamophobia grew rampant after 9/11, he doubled down. “This planet’s survival will depend on you understanding that you can achieve unity through diversity,” he said in 2006 in Pakistan, going on to quote the Quran: “Only they pay attention who have hearts; only they believe (or see signs) who have hearts.” His views put him far outside the mainstream: not only his opposition to France’s bans on Muslim face coverings but also his criticism of Danish cartoons that mocked the prophet Muhammad.
Charles’s admiration of Islam is visible in his personal life and work. He laid out a carpet garden at his beloved home at Highgrove that was inspired by Islamic designs with the plants mentioned in the Quran. He is patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and his Prince’s Foundation’s School of Traditional Arts teaches a wide range of courses on Islamic traditions. He has made visiting Muslim shrines, holy places and even the hugely important Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo part of his royal travels. The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar called him a “fair Western voice” on Islam and celebrated their meeting. Britain’s new top Royal diplomat — though he might not have said so explicitly — wants to heal the wounds left by the 9/11 era….
The king’s embrace of Islam has occurred against a backdrop of rising Islamophobia across the West, a political context he is well aware of….