Qanta Ahmed Qanta Ahmed

God save our Islamophilic King

He understands our faith

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Britain today celebrates the crowning of a new king, but the coronation will be watched and celebrated by millions across the Commonwealth. To an extent that is often not appreciated abroad, the Queen – who was Defender of the Faith – was revered by her subjects of all faiths. In our often sectarian world, she exerted a unifying force: one that her son recognised and exemplifies.

King Charles is deeply informed of Muslim beliefs, culture and mores

Muslims in Britain and the world over will recognise, in King Charles, a monarch who is deeply Islamophilic.

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