Here's a news item coming out of Britain that should shock and appall everyone, regardless of political affiliation. The Archbishop of Canterbury is calling the imposition of Sharia law on Britain "unavoidable ." His "reasoning", such as it is should outrage you.
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".
In an exclusive interview with BBC correspondent Christopher Landau, ahead of a lecture to lawyers in London later on Monday, Dr Williams argues this relies on Sharia law being better understood. At the moment, he says "sensational reporting of opinion polls" clouds the issue.
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; the extreme punishments, the attitudes to women as well".
But Dr Williams says the argument that "there's one law for everybody… I think that's a bit of a danger".
The concept that one law applies to everyone is dangerous? A concept that people have campaigned for for centuries needs to be thrown away and a religious law imposed? That quaint little ideal of equal treatment is now outmoded?
Only to the likes of the Archbishop of Culture Buried. Williams has been a source of major stupidity before, but this takes some sort of prize. Not a good prize, either.
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