Prince Charles’ heartfelt plea not to repeat ‘the horrors of the past’

We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith.
Prince Charles

Prince Charles

For the third time in his life, Prince Charles has taken to BBC’s Thought Of The Day programme to make a heartfelt Christmas address to the show’s listeners.

And on this occasion, the heir to the throne decided to open up about the singling out of minority religions in modern society and how he’s worried we may repeat “horrors of the past”.

The prince, who is father to Prince William, 34, and 32-year-old Prince Harry, said the current persecution of minorities have stark similarities to “the dark days of the 1930s”.

“My parents’ generation fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and inhuman attempts to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe, he continues.

“The suffering doesn’t end when they arrive seeking refuge in a foreign land.”

“We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith.”

The royal also reminded viewers, the the nativity story starts in circumstances very similar to those being experienced by refugees.

“This year we might remember how the story of the nativity unfolds, with the fleeing of the holy family to escape violent persecution.”

“Whichever religious path we follow, the destination is the same: to value and respect the other person, accepting their right to live out their peaceful response to the love of God.”

Many Twitter users were quick to congratulate the royal for his veiled warning against U.S. President Donald Trump, who many feel created a campaign based on racism and hate.

This comes as reports state that Donald Trump still wants to ban Muslims from the U.S.

“I will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats,” Trump said in a speech during his campaign trail in July.

“You know my plans all along and I’ve been proven to be right.”

“100 per cent correct.”

Twitter user Dan Hodges later joked: “Presumably we’ll get a tweet from Donald Trump attacking Prince Charles by the end of the day.”

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