Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Some Sharia Law OK for Brits According To Archbishop Of Canterbury

This is how it happens. People like the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, suggest it's okay to allow certain aspects of Sharia Law in the U.K.. A Dutch Bishop opines how lovely it would be if we were all to call God "Allah". Then, in the spirit of tolerance (or fear of being considered racist), people start to think it's okay. So, concessions are made to accommodate certain religious observances, and suddenly it becomes expected, there are more demands, and then it becomes the norm. Then what?

While I respect everyone's right to worship freely, it should be a personal practice, and not government dictated. There is one law, the law of the land (whichever land that might be) and adopting Sharia Law (or even aspects of it as Dr. Williams suggests) is not only idiotic but extremely dangerous. Westerners living in Islamic countries are expected to adhere to certain rules and regulations. Try walking around without a head scarf in Saudia Arabia, if you're a western woman. If a religious Muslim chooses to live in a western country, it is incumbent upon them to adapt to the laws, rules and regulations of their host country. Not the other way around. If they are so enamored of their customs (including Sharia Law) then they need to move back to whatever country they emigrated from, or accept the laws of their adopted land.

Pandering will only lead to the islamization of the west, and people like Dr. Williams and the Dutch Bishop of Breda are simply facilitating that.

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Renegade Eye said...

Hitchens wrote on Monday at Slate, a good article on this subject.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Does it get any more insane than this Incog!!!

Karen said...

This whole incident was unbelievable. What a stupid assumption that Sharia law must be incorporated into a free country's laws. The man is being asked to resign. Rightly so.

Paul is a Hermit said...

Some ideas come along making one just stop all activity and stare incredulously at the speaker, or whatever bears the information. This is one. How can they be so crazy?

That's it exactly, pandering, hoping to please enough so they'll be allowed a few crumbs. Pitiful.

Debbie said...

I'd like to see him live under real sharia law for a few weeks. He would not be so insistent to insert it into UK law.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Troika said...

Although his statements are outrageous, I don't think he meant for adulterous women to be stoned to death etc.

He did say "certain aspects" of Sharia Law (as Incog pointed out). Not that that's a good thing, but we shouldn't take his comments to assume that he meant all of Sharia Law should be incorporated, Debbie, so sending him off to expereience "real Sharia Law" isn't really going to demonstrate to him that what he said was wrong.

I'm not sure of the absolute facts, but aren't some aspects of Beth Din incorporated into British law? I think they may be. (And in the US as well.)

Not that I condone at all what the Archbishop said, and of course Beth Din has nothing at all in common with Sharia Law, but "certain aspects" of Sharia would seem as inoffensive to us as Beth Din does.

Frasypoo said...

They act like all Gods are the same !
I understand the absolute,urgent need to separate the law from religion

Pat Jenkins said...

incog you have been an advocate of keeping religion out of government. and troika's comments prove your wisdom. allowing religious opinion into government produced groups aiming for their own laws. adding worship of a being into the public domain is a needed neccesity. adding religous doctrine curtails life. keep up the fight!!!!!

Aurora said...

Pat Jenkins, just because a religious person makes a comment doesn't make it a religious comment. He's advocating a legal system based on a culture that isn't even his own one, nor his supposed religion. Please don't use this as an opportunity to bash Christians in general.
Incognito, this man is a charlatan and an idiot. I hope they out him (but I doubt they will).

Pat Jenkins said...

aurora please do not misunderstand. i echo troika's statement as being true. when morality makes it way into the public domain we have comepeting religions. that sounded like where he was going. i take no shot at christianinity. worshiping a higher being has to be a part of a fruitful life. religous dogma leads to oppression!

Incognito said...

Unless I'm misinterpreting, I think we are all in accord. At least for the most part.

Troika.. I actually have a problem with *any* religious doctrine (other than the obvious) being incorporated into government. What people believe, personally, is a different matter, as long as there is separation of Church and State. I have a problem with any specific religous laws being incorporated into the law of the land.. be it Sharia or Beth Din. I don't have a problem with a leader having religious convictions, I do have a problem when they foist those on the rest of the population.

USpace said...

IMHO Dr. Williams is insane and/or evil. He should be put out to pasture ASAP. He is a traitor to England and to all Christians and freedom-loving people everywhere; and he deserves to be vilified for the rest of his life and beyond.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
the Archbishop is correct

little by little allow
mad mullahs to call the shots

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
freedom is bollocks

dismantle your human rights
earned over centuries

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never dethrone leaders

religious ones are special
give them lifetime positions