I have to admit that even as a long-time forecaster of the perils of the global Islamist movement these developments in Britain completely shocked me.
Archbishop of Canterbury Calls for Sharia Law in UK – Evening Standard (London)
The Archbishop of Canterbury caused consternation yesterday by calling for Islamic law to be recognised in Britain.
He declared that sharia and Parliamentary law should be given equal legal status so the people could choose which governs their lives.
This raised the prospect of Islamic courts in Britain with full legal powers to approve polygamous marriages, grant easy divorce for men and prevent finance firms from charging interest.
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. 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”.
From the ARCHIBISHOP OF CANTERBURY? The head of the Church of England?!? What strange kind of hell is this? Is he willing to accept that British gays will be hanged in the shadows of Westminster Abbey under Sharia law?
I guess I shouldn’t be shocked since 20% of British teens polled think Winston Churchill was a mythological figure. PM Churchill would never have surrendered this easily to any form of fascism that threatened British sovereignty.
Nevertheless, I am simply stunned by this news… at the same time US troops are fighting back Islamic extremism and dying for freedom around the world.