British Islamic scholar Abu Taymiyyah Jeylaani said in a Friday sermon posted to his YouTube channel on October 2, 2022 that world leaders had expressed support for free speech and for the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists following the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks even though they had insulted the Prophet Muhammad, yet Muslims are too scared to call for the abolishment of the plundering and murdering British monarchy. He said that singing the British national anthem goes against the spirit of Islam, and he added that Muslims should not pray for God to "save" the British king or queen.
Abu Taymiyyah: "Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015, politicians and also the leaders of the world, they came out to stand in solidarity. With who? With our prophet Muhammad who was humiliated and vilified, and had his honor ripped to shreds? They came out to boldly assert what they stand for, which is what? Freedom of speech, and not just that, but also the right to offend. They stood in solidarity with the French cartoonists who depicted our beloved Muhammad, who created pornographic caricatures of the messenger.
"When the Queen passed away, there were statements abound from non-Muslims who were calling for the abolishment of the monarchy, but rarely would we find Muslims who feel that they are able to express such sentiments, because of the fear of consequences in the shadow of the PREVENT strategy. Many Muslims feel that the only reaction and sentiment that they are allowed to express is glorification of the queen and everything about her, to whitewash all of the murder, atrocities, and plunder that has occurred in the name of the monarchy historically.
"Should Muslims sing 'God Save the King'? Singing the national anthem has never been an Islamic tradition. As Muslims, you can just imagine, the terror our forefathers would have felt in the lands that were colonized, with all the brutality that went along with it, when they heard this anthem. Furthermore, prayers such as 'God save our gracious King/Queen' go against the spirit of loving and disliking and despising, for Allah's subhanahu wa ta'ala [may He be praised and exalted] sake. If that monarch is someone who is unjust, or rejects subhanahu wa ta'ala, then that which is upon us is to make du'a [prayer, supplication] for them, that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala guides them."