To quote Jonathan Gruber, Prince Charles has used some very “tortured language” in an attempt to defend Islam. Charles is clearly attempting to do his dhimmi duty to help Islam separate itself politically from ISIS and the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has a PhD in Islamic Studies. File this story in the “If you ignore something, it will go away” category.
According to an article in the UK Telegraph, Charles isn’t blaming Muslims for the mass beheadings they’ve been carrying out across the Middle East. Instead, he’s blaming Internet Service Providers (ISP’S) for allowing them to be posted:
The Prince of Wales has stepped up pressure on internet providers over the spread of Jihadist beheading videos online warning that it is dragging the world back into “the dark ages of public executions”.
He said everyone had a “duty of care” to the victims and their families to ensure that the graphic images are not shared or broadcast.
His intervention follows warnings from Robert Hannigan, the new head of GCHQ, that Facebook and Twitter have become “command and control centres” for terrorists so-called Islamic State – also known as Isis and Isil.
Last month David Cameron described the internet as an “ungoverned space” and said technology giants must and do more to take down extremist material to “live up to their social responsibilities”.
The Prince’s comments came as he visited a church in west London to meet Iraqi Christians whose families have fled the threat of genocide.
Addressing members of the Chaldean Christian community at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family in Action he condemned the actions of jihadists as “blasphemy” saying the attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria amount to an attack on the image of God.
Islamic extremists attacking other faiths were bringing “nothing but dishonour” on their own religion, he said.
This tortured logic is straight out of the Barack Obama manual for how best to deal with problems – by refusing to get distracted by them:
So, in addition to blaming the internet for Muslims beheading scores of innocent people, Islamic neophyte Prince Charles is also accusing the ISIS Caliph, who has a PhD in Islamic Studies, of blasphemy.
While this is clearly an attempt at appeasement by Prince Charles, he risks further angering the beheaders who actually delight in posting the videos. Yet another in a long line of examples that demonstrate why appeasement is a bad idea.