Prince Charles Sided with Islam Over Salman Rushdie

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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That’s not a major surprise considering how much Prince Charles has been pandering to Islam. But Charlie’s view was also that of much of the lefty crowd that Rushdie had been part of.

The Vanity Fair piece on the writers who defended Rushdie screens out that larger truth.

Martin Amis tells Elie that Prince Charles refused to support the British-Indian Rushdie. “I had an argument with Prince Charles at a small dinner party,” Amis recollects. “He said—very typically, it seems to me—‘I’m sorry, but if someone insults someone else’s deepest convictions, well then,’ blah blah blah . . .

And I said that a novel doesn’t set out to insult anyone. ‘It sets out to give pleasure to its readers,’ I told him. ‘A novel is an essentially playful undertaking, and this is an exceedingly playful novel.’ The Prince took it on board, but I’d suppose the next night at a different party he would have said the same thing.”

Considering the fact that Charlies hasn’t a single original thought in his head, that’s not surprising. But some of the massacres in the Middle East seem to have woken him up a little bit.

“It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are, increasingly, being deliberately attacked by fundamentalist Islamist militants. Christianity was, literally, born in the Middle East and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.

“For 20 years, I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity and to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding. The point though, surely, is that we have now reached a crisis where the bridges are rapidly being deliberately destroyed by those with a vested interest in doing so, and this is achieved through intimidation, false accusation and organised persecution, including to Christian communities in the Middle East at the present time.”

Charles is being a bit vague about the culprits, though he apparently does get around to calling them, “fundamentalist Islamist militants”.

And I wouldn’t be too confident that he wouldn’t take the same line on The Satanic Verses today.

 

  • DogmaelJones1

    My nickname for Prince Charles is “Dumbo.”

    • Johnnie the jew

      He’s made so many stupid gaffs over the years with his “understanding” of Islam its laughable. He embarrassed himself completely some years ago when he had the islamic law and punishment on apostasy explained him. I’m not sure he even knows what apostasy is to this day, let alone how the religion of plagiarised ( human, all too human ) redacted pieces, treats the subject.Then he went on to make inane mutterings about what Britain needed was more mosques! I bet he doesn’t even know what age old Mo’s bride was or what his literacy ratings were.

      • Drakken

        At least his sons understand islam and all the implications, it is funny to watch as the royals handlers do whatever they can to keep the two princes very quiet about Islamic matters, when in private, at least Harry boasts of how many of the savages he has wacked.

    • Texas Patriot

      There is no basis for singling-out Prince Charles. You might as well give that nickname to the entirety of Western Civilization for blindly inviting the forces of Islamic jihad into our midst. Unfortunately, we are only beginning to realize the enormity of a calamity which we ourselves have created.

      • DogmaelJones1

        I single out Prince Charles because he’s in the news and makes a big show of “tolerance.” He was the subject of the article. I could also single out plenty in our own country, beginning with the cretin in the White House and going on down the list.

        • Texas Patriot

          Normally, I’m a rather large fan of the work of Daniel Greenfield, but in this case, singling out Prince Charles for things he said in 1988 is quite surprising to me. The truth of the matter is that Charles’ recent statements on the subject have been quite the reverse of his prior remarks and demonstrate the likelihood of a real awakening to the nature and extent of the danger to Western Civilization we all face as a result of the growing threat of Islamic jihad. Instead of berating and belittling Charles for things he said and did in 1988, one would think that Greenfield and his fans would be praising Charles for things he is doing today.

      • fjohnnnn

        How can people still be blind to islam ? If you didn’t open your eyes after 9-11 and everything that has happened since then, maybe you never will…

      • Anukem Jihadi

        The basis is that he’s Prince Charles and that he’s deliberately vocal on these issues Texas Putridiot.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Who knew that Prince Charles has a brother who is the Vice-President of the US?

  • wileyvet

    The Man Who would be Mufti.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The Man Who Would Be Dhmmmi.

  • Texas Patriot

    There is a pronounced tendency among Christians to project the values of Christianity onto others. Thus when the faith of others is attacked, Christians sympathize and defend them. In that respect, Prince Charles’ view of Islam is probably not unlike that of many in the West, i.e. it has gradually evolved, and is gradually evolving, from a state of deep ignorance and denial to a drop-jawed recognition of the actual truth.

  • truebearing

    I would never have thought that a man who aspired to be someone’s tampon could defend such a misogynistic religion.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Charles should be removed from the succession to the throne!

    • Anukem Jihadi

      In a way the Queen has already done that by not stepping aside and allowing him to take the throne, thank heavens.

  • De Doc

    Chuckie Boy, the Man Who Would Be King (but won’t!). His case is a good argument as to why cousins shouldn’t marry.

  • notme123

    Maybe this is why Mumm is still on the throne, hope she leaves it to grandson.

    • Anukem Jihadi

      That’s what I think too.

  • edlancey

    Charles is that delightful old British English word: an arsehole.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    Why does every fool in the world these days think it’s their personal mission to “dispel ignorance and misunderstanding”?