Sunday, October 30, 2005

Slumming With Prince Charles

The Anchoress sums it up just right:

So now, the Prince of Wales, who has done utterly nothing with his life while waiting for his genetically-predisposed to longevity mother to kick the bucket, is going to come to America to lecture The American President on being more tolerant to Islam.

It is understood that Prince Charles did not - and does not - believe that the actions of 19 hijackers should tarnish the reputation of hundreds of millions of law-abiding Muslims around the world.…He spoke warmly of the West’s debt to the culture of Islam and distanced moderate Muslims from misguided militants. “Extremism is no more the monopoly of Islam than it is the monopoly of other religions, including Christianity,” he said.

As I said, the do-nothing prince is going to lecture the American President who has done more to liberate Muslim peoples who were living under suppressive regimes, and who has done more to rescue Muslim peoples whose lives are torn by tsunami and earthquake, on how he should be “nicer” to the Muslims.

The prince of course has done great things for Muslims, too. He’s had dinner with them. He’s tried to “understaaaaand” them. He’s shaken their hands without wearing gloves.

The Anchoress has some great questions for Charles:

Hey, Charlie, have you read about the Islamist who have surface to air missiles and more into France?

I wonder if he’d like to be in New Delhi right now, telling the families of the dead and the blown-apart how “a few mischievous scamps with explosives on a bus” should not be taken too seriously. I wonder if he would have supper with a few Israeli’s who have lost their children on bombed-out buses, and try to “understaaaand” them, when they shiver at this sort of rhetoric which goes uncondemned by most of the world.

Being as how the man has never had to take a subway in his life, I guess the bombings in the London tubes didn’t quite register on his chukka-damaged brain, either. I wonder if he realizes that those bombings, and the ones in Indonesia, and in Bali, and in Turkey, and all the rest, were not being carried out by “other religions, even Christians”…

I wonder if he has any problem at all with Christian Girls being Beheaded in Indonesia. Carried out by…Methodists? Hmmm? Church of England? Hmmm? Jews????

And what about art, O cultured prince - the censoring of art, that’s quite all-right, as long as it’s not some Christian objecting to a crucifix beign submerged in urine?

The Anchoress is great, go read the rest.