Sharia Law… in Britain?!

If the Archbishop of Canterbury gets his way, it could happen:

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”.

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 parts of Islamic Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion.

Scary stuff indeed. The idea that Britain should adopt Sharia law because some of its citizens don’t relate to its legal system is insane. If someone doesn’t relate to the British legal system, maybe they shouldn’t be in Britain. Britain is a free country; people may migrate elsewhere if they want.

Dr. Williams is probably correct that Sharia law would “help maintain social cohesion” but it probably wouldn’t be the kind of social cohesion he or his countrymen want. As leader of the Anglican Church, perhaps he should be working harder to reestablish Christianity in his nation instead of welcoming an Islamic theocracy (which aren’t usually very good for Christians). It’s hard to think of a more clear example of a quisling since, well, Quisling himself.

Via Dave Schuler; cross posted at Tennesseefree

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