Charles’ Thought for the Day sermon mixes religion with politics: Prince calls for tolerance and says rise of populist political groups has ‘disturbing echoes of the 1930s’
Prince of Wales took over Radio 4’s Thought for the Day slot this morning
The royal spoke of his fears over religious intolerance around the world
He revealed his worries over populism in the West, comparing it to the 1930s
By Richard Spillett for MailOnline and Tim Sculthorpe, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor and John Stevens Whitehall Editor For The Daily Mail
22 December 2016
Prince Charles waded into politics today to warn the rise populist groups in the West reminds him of the growth of fascism in the 1930s.
The Prince of Wales took over the Thought For The Day slot on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, in which a short talk is usually given by a priest or cleric, to deliver a Christmas message.
The heir to the throne spoke of his horror at religious oppression of Yazidis, Jews, Ahmadis, Baha’is and others in the Middle East.
And he also revealed his worries that the persecution ‘doesn’t end when those fleeing arrive in a foreign land’.
Charles – who will become Defender of the Faith when he takes the throne – urged tolerance of all religions, insisting ‘whichever religious path we follow, the destination is the same’.
Campaign group Republic expressed alarm at Charles being granted the broadcast and demanded an investigation.
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Given that many of the millions of criminal invaders entering Europe from Africa and Asia are terrorists, or active supporters of terrorism, Charles is unintentionally correct when he says that persecution doesn’t end when they arrive in a foreign land. It continues because the invaders continue their bloodthirsty depredations in the countries to which they have travelled, such as France, Germany and Sweden, aided and abetted by the traitors in government.
The words populism and democracy are synonymous with each other, so in a sense one can understand the heir to an hereditary monarchy expressing fear of the righteous anger of the people.
But when a future head of the Church of England says that it does not matter which religion one follows because “…the destination is the same”, it sends the religiously intolerant invaders of our country the message that the Establishment is weak and eager to appease them. Echoes of the 1930s right enough. The contemporary appeasement of Muslims and non-European immigrants in general is also unsustainable in the long term and likely to end badly.
Why does the future ‘Defender of the Faith’ not include Christians in his list of persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East? Christians constitute, after all, the largest persecuted religious minority in the Middle East. One would have thought they deserved more than merely a mention in passing from a future ‘Defender of the Faith’ at Christmas. And why does Charles not name Islam as the religion whose adherents are doing most of the religious persecuting, of Christians as well as the adherents of the non-Christian religions he lists?
That would be defending the Christian faith. Instead Charles attempts to draw an utterly unconvincing parallel between the flight of Joseph and Mary and that of Mohammed and his followers.
What is it about kings of England with the name Charles?