𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫-𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝: 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐕𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦.
Huge Protests led by Muslims after the publication of the Novel ‘Satanic verses” in which the Indian writer Salman Rushdie insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him. Rushdie’s novel unintentionally contributed to the conversion to Islam of Chief Inspector of London’s Counter-Terrorism Command: Richard Varley.
Richard Varley due to his job had to read the Glorious Holy Qur’an, to understand why Muslims around the world were furious, with tertiary Education background in Geology Richard Varley was attracked to some Quranic verses that touched on some Scientific Geological facts.
The Glorious Holy Quran astonished him to the point that made him and his wife accept Islam in London’s Central Mosque and testify that there is No deity worthy of worship except Allah and Prophet Muhammed is his last and final, Prophet and Messenger till judgement day.
Some of the actions of Queen Elizabeth the Supreme Governor and Defender of the Faith of the Church of England seen to be hostile, Islamophobic and inflammatory towards Islam and Muslims.
In June 2007, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Salman Rushdie for his services to literature. Salman Rushdie wrote His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988) which, In 2008, The Times ranked him thirteenth on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Rushdie depicted a character modeled on the Prophet Muhammad . Portraying both Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him and his transcription of the Qurʾān in a manner that, after the novel’s publication in the summer of 1988, drew criticism from Muslim community leaders in Britain, who denounced the novel as blasphemous. Public demonstrations against the book spread to Pakistan in January 1989.
On February 14 the spiritual leader of revolutionary Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, publicly condemned the book and issued a fatwa (legal opinion) against Rushdie; a bounty was offered to anyone who would execute him.
Salman Rushdie went into hiding under the protection of Scotland Yard, and—although he occasionally emerged unexpectedly, sometimes in other countries—he was compelled to restrict his movements.
In 1983, Rushdie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the UK’s senior literary organisation. He was appointed Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France in January 1999.
Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the United States. He was named Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University in 2015. Earlier, he taught at Emory University.
Some Historical Facts leading:
Queen Elizabeth is seen to be the “Defender of the Faith” of the Church of England. Not only is Queen Elizabeth the head of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, but she also is the Supreme Governor and Defender of the Faith of the Church of England, the state church of England that broke with Roman Catholicism in the 16th century.
According to the royal family’s website, these titles date back to King Henry VIII’s reign when he was given the title “Defender of the Faith” by Pope Leo X in 1521. However, when the pope refused to annul Henry VIII’s marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, after she failed to produce a male heir to the throne, the king renounced the Papacy’s authority in 1534 and divorced her.
After this historical break with Rome, Henry VIII established himself as the “the only supreme head of the Church of England called Anglicana Ecclesia,” according to the BBC.
Mary I and trying to restore Roman Catholicism in England
While Mary I tried to restore Roman Catholicism in England, her sister Elizabeth I declared herself the “Supreme Governor” of the Church of England when she took over the crown in 1558. And since then, the royal family has practiced Anglicanism, a form of Christianity.
Even though the Queen is acknowledged as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England still today, the Archbishop of Canterbury is the head cleric of the church.
At the Queen’s 1953 coronation, the Archbishop of Canterbury anointed her and she took an oath to “maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England.”
As the Church of England spread throughout the world, it took on different names in different countries. This group of separate churches are known as the Anglican Communion, but the mother church is still the Church of England with the Archbishop of Canterbury as the united head of the communion.
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Justin Welby is a British bishop. He is currently the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England. DNA test reveals Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is illegitimate son of Sir Winston Churchill’s private secretary (Justin Welby is very surprised but we are not surprised)-
We wonder how Justin Welby would be so surprised to know that he was born out of a fling out of the wedlock which make him an illegitimate son and where was the holy spirit that he claims to have???
It is sad to see that much hypocrisy and malicious attitudes towards Islam in the actions of the “Defender of the Faith” of the Church of England, current Queen Elizabeth II , in knighting Salman Rushdie and goes to reflect how “love your enemies myth” had been violated by the “Defender of the Faith” of the Church of England, current Queen Elizabeth II
Justin Welby The Archbishop of Canterbury should have resigned
Without forgetting to highlight the hypocrisy of Justin Welby The Archbishop of Canterbury who knew that DNA test reveals Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is illegitimate son of Sir Winston Churchill’s private secretary.
Justin Welby knows also the Deuteronomy 23:2 Prohibts him from assuming and positions in ANY CHURCH- yes it is not his fault that his mum committed adultery prior to marring his father.
At least he should resign from his position to show some integrity and respect for what he claim to stand for Deuteronomy 23:2 , well Justin Welby The Archbishop of Canterbury can see that same sex marriages are legall in all of the United Kingdom.
Allah knows Best