Thursday, February 07, 2008

Rowan Williams on Sharia Law

I'm getting a bit tired of reading through the latest words of Rowan Williams, trying to explain that the newspaper headlines about what he's said aren't actually true. The latest one, if you've heard today's news, is that he thinks accepting some aspects of sharia law into the UK legal system might be 'inevitable', and might be a good thing.

BBC report here
Matt Wardman has the full transcript of the interview and a plea for reasoned debate
Ruth Gledhill is scandalised, as are most of her commenters.

What frustrates me more than anything else is that, time after time, ++Rowan has the chance to articulate a Christian view of law, state, society etc., but just ends up talking about Muslims and non-Christian stuff. This is not a distinctively Christian voice, and it's a bit disappointing. I don't agree with what he's said (which is unusual) and I've commented over on the Warman Wire about this. Don't know if I'll blog more in a day or two. We'll see where this story goes....

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