November 6, 2005


Prince Charles: The Constantine of Islam? (Ali Sina, 2005/11/03, Faith Freedom)

Is Prince Charles being groomed to become the Constantine of Islam in England?

Prince Charles has arrived to America to for an eight-day tour. His mission is to persuade W. Bush and the Americans of “the merits of Islam”. He has voiced private concerns over America ’s "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam's strengths. He thinks United States has been too intolerant of the religion.

What is behind this interest in Islam? Why would the Prince of Wales become an ambassador of this Arabian religion?

In a 1997 Middle East Quarterly article titled "Prince Charles of Arabia," Ronni L. Gordon and David M. Stillman looked at evidence that Britain ’s Prince Charles might be a secret convert to Islam.

This claim was put forward by no less a personage than the grand mufti of Cyprus : "Did you know that Prince Charles has converted to Islam. Yes, yes. He is a Muslim. I can't say more. But it happened in Turkey . Oh, yes, he converted all right. When you get home check on how often he travels to Turkey . You'll find that your future king is a Muslim." 2

The Prince has not made any announcements about his conversion. But he is not stranger to surprises. After all didn’t he surprise everyone with his confession to adultery when he was still married to Princess Diana?

Charles has made several strong and disturbing public statements endorsing Islam “as the solution to the spiritual and cultural ills of Britain and the West”. When Ayatollah Khomeini issued the fatwa against Salman Rushdie for lampooning Muhammad in his novel Satanic Verses, rather than defend Rushdie's right to free speech, Charles reacted to the death decree by reflecting on the positive features that Islam has to offer the spiritually empty lives of his countrymen.

A Muslim King and a Catholic PM--somewhere Henry cringes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 6, 2005 6:23 AM

He might never be king.............

Posted by: Sandy P at November 6, 2005 2:00 PM

Charles . . . reflect[ed] on the positive features that Islam has to offer the spiritually empty lives of his countrymen.

Are we certain his first name's not Orrin?

Posted by: David Cohen at November 6, 2005 2:35 PM


Check him for back hair.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 6, 2005 3:13 PM

British queens are the strongest argument in favour of monarchy. British kings are the strongest argument against. What a twit.

Posted by: Peter B at November 6, 2005 4:55 PM

You think that Charlie's mom doesn't know he is a twit? The theory is that Liz is waiting until Wills is married and settled down, then she resigns in his favor.

If Chuck is a Muslim then, he cannot be King of England under the Act of Settlement.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 6, 2005 9:40 PM

The trauma of Charles giving up the throne for "the faith he loves", if indeed he has become Muslim, would rock the monarchy to its institutional core. The Prince of Wales isn't that bone-headed and neither QEII or Parliament wouldn't tolorate it. The man who would be King Charles III cannot be king if he's Muslim. his mum had better remind him that he's gonna be the head of the CofE someday (perhaps) and so had better develop a Christocentric worldview soon.

Posted by: Dave W. at November 7, 2005 12:44 AM

"A Muslim King and a Catholic PM..."

And a pagan Archbishop of Canterbury...

Posted by: b at November 7, 2005 11:27 AM

Robert's probably right that King William will inherit the throne directly from Elizabeth. Perhaps if the Anglican Church wasn't as screwed up as it is, Charles could have found the solace he sought there.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at November 7, 2005 12:03 PM