At the death of the Queen Elizabeth II, a strong counter-narrative against the outpouring of grief emerged from those hailing from former British colonies, not about the loss of a monarch they knew from a distance, but one that articulated the collective and individual pain for which the monarchy is responsible.
But Afroze F Zaidi writes about how this counter-narrative was absent among many Muslim organisations.
For British Muslims, counter-terror and anti-extremism measures such as Prevent work hard to ensure that they stay in line. So, an occasion such as the Queen’s death isn’t an opportunity for sincere reflection or honesty – rather it serves as a test of loyalty based on good Muslim vs bad Muslim dichotomies.
Source: Muslims mourn the Queen under Prevent’s watchful eye