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Friday, March 02, 2018

The Archbishop of Canterbury: Islamic Rules Are Incompatible with Britain’s Laws


The Tennessee Star:
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and leader of the Anglican Church in England, said yesterday that Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws, which have developed over 500 years on the principles of a different culture. 
He added that high levels of immigration from Muslim countries can “have an impact on the accepted pattern for choosing a partner, on assumed ages of maturity and sexual activity, and especially on issues of polygamy.” 
Archbishop Welby’s comments, reported by Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent for The Daily Mail, follow the release earlier this month of a highly critical Home Office report that said all couples marrying in mosques should also have to go through a legally-binding civil marriage ceremony to shield wives from injustices under sharia. 
They also reverse the position taken by his predecessor Lord Williams, who, observed Doughty, backed incorporating sharia into the British legal system. 
Archbishop Welby set out his reasons why sharia should not win official status in a book, Reimagining Britain. Archbishop Welby said in advance of publication that British law has “underlying values and assumptions” that come from a clearly Christian tradition. 
“Sharia law is not just about punishments,” he added. “It is something of immense sophistication, but it comes from a very different background of jurisprudence to the one from which British law has developed over the past 500 years.”
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Archbishop Welby is a breath of fresh air...but is it enough? Or is it too late for the UK?
Will Charles, he who proposes to alter his royal title from "Protector of the Faith" - to - "Protector of the Faiths" be permitted to assume the crown whence the Queen mother passes or choses to retire/abdicate?
Sanity and humanity appears to hang by a fraying hair off a monumental cliff for that once great nation - for, justice has long ago jumped off.

Friday, March 02, 2018 11:57:00 am  

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