Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sharia law "inevitable" in the UK says Archbishop

In a BBC interview (see here), Rowan Williams argued that some aspects of Sharia law should be incorporated into the British legal system. He reflected, "An approach to law which simply said - there's one law for everybody - I think that's a bit of a danger." This sentiment is badly misguided. One law must apply to everybody in the same country. As a Christian I may disagree with some aspects of British law, such as the Abortion Act of 1967. I would even be prepared to defy the law if it required me to deny my Christian faith and principles. But I don't want a separate legal system for Christians. The dictum that the same legal system applies to all citizens is fundamental to liberal democracy and the rule of law.

See here for a report of an address by Patrick Sookhdeo, a converted Muslim, where he speaks of the challenge of Islam to society and the church. In Islamic countries, governed by Sharia law, Christians and other non-Muslims are reduced to second-class Dhimmi status. They face discrimination, persecution and sometimes even death. Do we really want that here in the UK? The recognition of some aspects of Sharia law would only be the first steps in a programme leading to the Islamisation of Great Britain. Christian leaders like Rowan Williams should be warning against this, not arguing for accommodation. Thankfully, leaders of all three main political parties, including the Prime Minister, have rejected the Archbishop's foolish and misguided proposals.


JFJAW said...

This is for the kind attention of Archbishop and non-Muslims how advocate or encourage the implentation of Sharia law in Britain:

Note: I'm Lebanese. Lebanon is not an Islamic country. As far as family is concerned i.e. Child adoption, divorce..., sharia law governs Muslim community.

JFJAW said...

To all of you --the people of the English society-- who are raised to believe in the Human Rights to live in dignity, please stand tall against any type of implemening the Sharia law in your country-state.

I'm writing to you from Lebanon, the only-non-Islamic state amid its Isalmic environement to urge you to defend your roots i.e. the idendity of your society that does not differ from yours.

Raised, working,living and speaking Arabic (as mother-tongue)in the Middle East make me experience Islamic-state-thoughts that you may not have given yet the chance to experience it.

I did very well and still.

If you, the English society, fail to defend your idendity, how would?

Norma from Lebanon