“I wonder why Prince Charles seeks to big up powerful, theocratic Islam — which already controls so much land and wealth and yet will kill and kill to gain more — and not vulnerable, pluralistic Israel? Why doesn’t he invest as much energy in defence of the persecuted and murdered Christians who suffer for their beliefs under Islamic regimes? Well, I think I know why; because cleaving to Islam is the one way that men who wish to appear liberal and enlightened can promote reactionary ideas. Monarch-worshipping, woman-oppressing, non-democratic — what’s there not for Charles to like!
“So bring on regicide, bring on apostasy, bring on apathy even; stand up in a shrugging, smirking sort of way, say ‘Whatever!’ and refuse to bow the knee to bullies, even if you’re not sure why. Faith can come later; all that matters now is insolence. Because by not believing, you keep the faith that ultimately raises us up above the divine right of kings, the madness of the mullah and the bomb in the rucksack, no matter how many times it explodes.”