Canterbury archbishop welcomes Shari'a in Britain
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the adoption of Islamic Sharia law in the UK seems “unavoidable”.So he supports de facto segragation? Dear dear dear. And he pretty much talks out of multiple sides of his mouth. What a letdown.
Dr Rowan Williams told Radio 4’s World at One that the UK has to “face up to the fact” that some of its citizens do not relate to the British legal system.
Dr Williams argues that adopting some aspects of Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion.
For example, Muslims could choose to have marital disputes or financial matters dealt with in a Sharia court.
He says Muslims should not have to choose between “the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty”.[...]
He stresses that “nobody in their right mind would want to see in this country the kind of inhumanity that’s sometimes been associated with the practice of the law in some Islamic states; states; the extreme punishments, the attitudes to women as well”…
“We don’t either want a situation where, because there’s no way of legally monitoring what communities do… people do what they like in private in such a way that that becomes another way of intensifying oppression inside a community.”
Update: fortunately, there has been some reaction to Williams' defeatism (Hat tip: One Jerusalem).