There Can Only Be One Law of the Land – Forward.com
It seems that the archbishop was wrong to compare sharia with the Jewish beit din.
Earlier this month Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams stunned much of his own church and the rest of the world by saying that it seems unavoidable that elements of Sharia will be adopted into the British legal system…
But perhaps even more disconcerting was one of the reasons Williams offered as justification for his thinking: “We have Orthodox Jewish courts operating in this country.” To the archbishop, the system of beit din that has long operated in the United Kingdom, as well as here in the United States, offered some sort of evidentiary support for argument. It doesn’t.
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