We are learning that Lord Harries of Pentregarth, a retired Anglican Bishop of Oxford, said that at Prince Charles’ coronation would include a reading from the Koran. Such “a gesture at the traditionally Anglican service would be ‘creative’ and make Muslims feel ‘embraced’ by the nation.”
Embraced by the nation? The Muslims want to turn Great Britain into an Islamic State. Unfortunately, Prince Charles has already capitulated to a form of religious egalitarianism that makes embracing what the whacko bishop is proposing attractive to him:
“Prince Charles has previously stated that when he becomes king he wants to be seen as ‘Defender of Faith,’ rather than ‘Defender of the Faith’ – a title traditionally used by British monarchs, first bestowed on Henry VIII by Pope Leo X in 1521.
“However, some Christian groups have criticised the idea. Simon Calvert of the Christian Institute told the Daily Mail: ‘Most people will be amazed at the idea that a Christian leader would consider the use of the Koran at a Christian service in a Christian abbey.’
“‘People are just so disappointed when senior Church of England figures lose confidence in the claims of the Christian faith.’”
Islamists will never stop until the whole world bows down before Allah. We will either do it willingly or by force. All resistance will be met with destruction. Islamists won’t defend any faith except the Muslim faith.
Reading from the Koran at an event like a coronation will be seen by Muslims as a sign of capitulation.
They will laugh at the naïve gesture claiming that it’s only the first step in conquering the once Great British Empire and turning into an Islamic Caliphate.
Islam never built any cultures. Anything that came out of Islam that’s good was borrowed. Rodney Stark writes that the Muslim “Golden Era” is a myth. “Some Muslim-occupied societies gave the appearance of sophistication only because of the culture sustained by their subject peoples — Jews and various brands of Christianity.”
Stark goes on to observe:
“Islam’s conception of the universe and its resulting opposition to reason, science, and philosophical inquiry have had a profound impact down to the present day. Muslim societies today are manifestly backward in comparison with those of the West. As Robert Reilly points out in The Closing of the Muslim Mind, ‘The Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development; . . . scientific inquiry is nearly moribund in the Islamic world; . . . Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years; . . . some people in Saudi Arabia sill refuse to believe man has been to the moon; and . . . some Muslim media present natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina as God’s direct retribution.’” (Rodney Stark, How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity (Wilmington, DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2014), 43.)
How do these radical elements within Islam hope to advance their culture if their idea of advancement is through fear, intimidation, and death?
How does an Anglican bishop not know these things?
“Andrea Minichello Williams, who serves on the Church of England’s General Synod, and is head of pressure group Christian Concern, said: ‘At a time when we are looking at what British values mean, we cannot have values in a vacuum. British values stem from our Christian heritage. We cannot pretend all religions are the same, or have the same benefits and outcomes for the nation.’”
Amen to that.