Archbishop of Canterbury warns sharia law in Britain is inevitable
The Archbishop of Canterbury provoked a chorus of criticism yesterday by predicting that it was “unavoidable” that elements of Islamic sharia law would be introduced in Britain.
Christian and secular groups joined senior politicians to condemn Rowan Williams’ view that there was a place for a “constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law” over such issues as marriage.
The Archbishop seems to have made himself deeply unpopular with this pronouncement, apart from with some Muslims. He apparently told The Telegraph’s legal correspondent Joshua Rosenberg, who was interviewed on BBC News 24 this morning, that he was going to retire with a paper bag over his head to escape the furore. Good idea. Don’t come out until you’ve accepted the error of your ways, Archbishop Williams.