Archbishop’s sharia comments

… a recipe for disaster

Published on The Star, by Paul Majendie, February 8, 2008.

First my comment: No way. No Muslim law in Europe. And, the most important, first to naturalization of Muslims in our countries The Ummah has to abdict officially any intentions of conquest, in the same sense as one bright day the french communist party decided to abdict its world conquest.

Yes, free right for any religion, but only for civilizised religions. This means, The Ummah has to accept – once for ever – the right systems of our secular states.

LONDON (Reuters) – A British government minister accused Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams of concocting “a recipe for disaster” for suggesting the introduction in Britain of some aspects of sharia was unavoidable.

Britain’s main political parties distanced themselves from Thursday’s comments on Islamic law by Williams, the spiritual leader of the world’s 77 million Anglicans, who is already battling divisions within his church over gay priests.

“You cannot run two systems of law alongside each other. That would be a recipe for chaos,” said Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, joining a chorus of condemnation for Williams.

Nick Clegg, leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats, said “On this I think he is wrong” while former Interior Minister David Blunkett said formalising Islamic law “would be catastrophic in terms of social cohesion”.

The Sun, Britain’s leading tabloid, said on Friday: “It’s easy to dismiss Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as a silly old goat. In fact he’s a dangerous threat to our nation” …

… Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, called Williams’ intervention “muddled and unhelpful”.

“Raising this idea will give fuel to anti-Muslim extremism,” he added.

And Labour parliamentarian Khalid Mahmood had no doubt about where he stood: “I, along with the vast majority of UK Muslims, oppose any such move to introduce sharia here. British law is the envy of the world” … (full text).

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