Sharia law should never become part of the British legal system, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.
Justin Welby said the 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 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. [478 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 7852 votes] I’m shocked he is right for a change
[2ND 6787] Good for him, about time people stood up to be counted, liberal PC will be the death of western culture and civilisation.
[3RD 6015] Have been saying this for years.
[4TH 5413] We all know that, just tell the Muppets in government and those limps in labour. Perhaps then our laws will be enforced and sharia out lawed.
[5TH 4879] Has the arch Bishop just woken up from a coma or something, talk about stating the obvious!! [Daily Mail] Read more