Monday, October 31, 2005

The crocodile comes to Great Britain.

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.”
- Sir Winston Churchill

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is nearly 80 years old. If you’ve ever wondered why she does not step aside and allow the Prince of Wales to accede to the throne, here’s some insight.
Prince Charles to plead Islam's cause to Bush

The Prince of Wales will try to persuade George W Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11.

The Prince, who leaves on Tuesday for an eight-day tour of the US, has voiced private concerns over America's "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam's strength.

The Prince raised his concerns when he met senior Muslims in London in November 2001. The gathering took place just two months after the attacks on New York and Washington. "I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational," the Prince said, according to one leader at the meeting.

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.

Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Bar, was also at the meeting at St James's Palace. "His criticism of America was a general one of the Americans not having the appreciation we have for Islam and its culture," he said.

Prince Charles, who is about to embark on his first official foreign tour since his marriage to the Duchess of Cornwall, wants Americans - including Mr Bush - to share his fondness for Islam

Perhaps the Prince will also share his theory on how the UK's appreciation of Islam and its culture translates into a fondness for bombing London's subway system, as often as possible by followers of Islam.

Following the Prince's lead, British bankers are also mending their intolerant ways and reaching out to Muslims.
Piggy banks 'offend UK Muslims'

British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.

Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.

Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.
Perhaps, while on his eight-day tour, Prince Charles can convince American mayors that enlightened local officials, in deference to the sensibilities of government employees who are Muslim, must ban toy pigs in the office.
Muslims win toy pigs ban

NOVELTY pig calendars and toys have been banned from a council office — in case they offend Muslim staff.

Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.
Interestingly, Charles does an about-face regarding technology and economic progress. He wants to confront them head-on.
Prince Charles: Climate Change Terrifying

LONDON - Prince Charles says he believes the pace of climate change is terrifying and people are becoming too dependent on technology.

In a rare TV interview ahead of his official tour of the United States next week, Charles expressed concern that economic progress is "upsetting the whole balance of nature."

"You know, if you look at the latest figures on climate change and global warming ... they're terrifying, terrifying," Charles told CBS' "60 Minutes" in the interview aired Sunday.

"If you make everything over efficient, you suck out, it seems to me, every last drop of what, up to now, has been known as culture," Charles said in the interview, which was recorded last month in Poundbury, England.
And Charles' biggest worry, other than climate change?
In previously released excerpts of the CBS interview, Charles said he was concerned about being seen as irrelevant.


Blogger Walter E. Wallis said...

God Save the Queen!

10/31/2005 9:41 AM  
Anonymous common.02 said...

"...Charles said he was concerned about being seen as irrelevant."

"irrelevant" was not the word that came to mind.

10/31/2005 1:13 PM  

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