Dr Rohan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is “shocked” by the reaction to his comments about Sharia law inevitably becoming parallel to British law. I am shocked that he is shocked.
I had always assumed that you had to be fairly bright to be an Archbishop. Apparently not!
This isn’t about religion; it is about how laws work. Would anyone seriously accept an American carrying a gun around London just because it is legal to do so in America? Or a Parisian smoking in a cafe just because it is legal in France?
National laws are just that and people who live within the borders of a nation must accept the laws of that nation.