archbishop supports sharia law for uk muslims

7 Feb

From The Guardian: –

Willams said giving sharia official status in the UK would help maintain social cohesion because some Muslims do not relate to the British legal system.

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He said: “It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law, so it is not as if we are bringing in an alien and rival system.

“We already have in this country a number of situations in which the internal law of religious communities is recognised by the law of the land as justifying conscientious objections in certain circumstances. There is a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law as we already do with aspects of other kinds of religious law.”

Talk about giving sucker to loony rightwing racists and xenophobic tabloids. Rowan Williams really is as mad as a box of angry cats. How about this: we have NO laws based on religious dogma?

Crazy, I know.

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10 Responses to “archbishop supports sharia law for uk muslims”

  1. jacoblurch@gmail.com February 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    A fully secular society? They’ll be a tyger burning at the stake if you’re not careful! Let’s just say I find Williams’s views “unhelpful”

  2. jacoblurch@gmail.com February 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    A fully secular society? They’ll be a tyger burning at the stake if you’re not careful! Let’s just say I find Williams’s views “unhelpful”

  3. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com February 7, 2008 at 8:03 pm #

    Ahhhh secularism. A Utopian dream…

  4. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com February 7, 2008 at 8:03 pm #

    Ahhhh secularism. A Utopian dream…

  5. aaronsheath@gmail.com February 8, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    I don’t know. I just think religion should be a private & spiritual thing – I see no reason why it should enter politics.

  6. aaronsheath@gmail.com February 8, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    I don’t know. I just think religion should be a private & spiritual thing – I see no reason why it should enter politics.

  7. snowflakec5@yahoo.co.uk February 8, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

    Time we dis-established the Church of England. I hate the thought of these silly Bishops sitting in the House of Lords.

  8. snowflakec5@yahoo.co.uk February 8, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

    Time we dis-established the Church of England. I hate the thought of these silly Bishops sitting in the House of Lords.

  9. anticant@hotmail.co.uk February 9, 2008 at 6:14 am #

    The crazy is usually the obvious. And, with respect, Jenny we already have a secular society of sorts. But for how much longer?Tyger is right in saying that religion [and non-religion] should be a private and spiritual thing. Unfortunately, when it gets organised and institutional it cannot keep out of politics because it sees its “divine mission” to propagate and impose its own revealed brand of “truth” upon the rest of us. Organised religion is dangerous.

  10. anticant@hotmail.co.uk February 9, 2008 at 6:14 am #

    The crazy is usually the obvious. And, with respect, Jenny we already have a secular society of sorts. But for how much longer?Tyger is right in saying that religion [and non-religion] should be a private and spiritual thing. Unfortunately, when it gets organised and institutional it cannot keep out of politics because it sees its “divine mission” to propagate and impose its own revealed brand of “truth” upon the rest of us. Organised religion is dangerous.

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