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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