English statesman Richard Cobden maintained that it was impossible for the Ottoman Empire to preserve her independence and territorial integrity in a speech he gave at the House of Commons after a visit to Turkey. He claimed that Britain would be better off having Christian constituents of the Empire as her allies, rather than Muslims, whom he claimed were headed for destruction:
… Mahommedanism (surely the religion of Islam and our Beloved Prophet (pbuh) are above such statements) cannot be maintained, and I should be sorry to see this country fighting for the maintenance of Mahommedanism … You may keep Turkey on the map of Europe, you may call the country by the name of Turkey if you like, but do not think you can keep up the Mahommedan [Islamic] rule in the country.(Doğan Gürpınar, “The Rise and Fall of Turcophilism in Nineteenth-Century British Discourses: Visions of the Turk, ‘Young’ and ‘Old'”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 39, no. 3, 2012)
150 years on, contrary to Cobden’s expectations, Anatolia is home to millions of Muslims and the number keeps growing steadily. Calls to prayer haven’t stopped and will never stop. Muslims rush to fill mosques with joy and faith, destroying the biggest dream of the British deep state, which has been and always will be impossible. All the current efforts of the British deep state to achieve this goal will once again come to nothing and these lands, where Islam is deeply entrenched, will be crowned with a great, peaceful Union of Islam.
God confirms the Truth by His words, even though the evildoers hate it. (Qur’an, 10:82)
They desire to extinguish God’s Light with their mouths but God will perfect His Light, though the unbelievers hate it. (Qur’an, 61:8)