Wednesday, February 20, 2008

allah save the queen?

It seems the archbishop was right, sharia law will compliment British law. This WAPO article, written by Feisal Abdul Rauf, makes the case for sharia in the UK.

Sharia law is unequivocally clear that Muslims who live as minorities in non-Muslim majority communities are required to abide by the law of the land. That doesn't prevent British Muslims from practicing aspects of Sharia that don't conflict with British law, or from seeking changes in British law. The Archbishop's assertion was forward thinking, recognizing that increasingly diverse Britain will be better off, not worse, with coordinated legal frameworks that guarantee more, not fewer, adherents to its legal system. There are three reasons to believe this will be the case.

First, the increased integration of Sharia law would merely sanction and improve upon what is already occurring: western Muslims practicing Sharia law without violating western law. British Muslims, for example, freely practice Sharia law pertaining to worship: praying five times daily, giving to charity, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and traveling to Mecca to perform the Haj, or pilgrimage.

Read the rest of it here....


SkyePuppy said...


That article is repulsive. So much double-speak and misleading. Interest-free loans? He left out the part that those are for Muslims only. And that's just for starters. The condescension in his tone was palpable.

janice said...

Thanks Skye!

I'm glad someone else is fired up about this.