Sharia Courts Opening in Britain

Sharia Law
Archbishop

According to a news report in the Telegraph, five sharia courts are now operating in Britain. Such trends are disturbing for many Englishmen and raise a host of legal questions concerning the rule of British law in the British state.

But, what is also disturbing, perhaps more so, are the recent calls by the Archbishop of Canterbury for the implementing of Sharia law in Britain. Regrettably, it looks like the Archbishop may have gotten his wish.

However, as Al Mohler has written, when leaders of the church set themselves as advocates for Sharia law a key watershed has been crossed.

Such actions not only illustrate how Europe is in the process of abandoning its Christian heritage but they also serve to illustrate the urgent need of the Western church to recover the priority of the Gospel as its central, defining message.

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2 Responses to Sharia Courts Opening in Britain

  1. Paul says:

    Not that it necessarily changes the substance of the article, but it’s worth noting that The Times* has essentially the same article (I assume it was ripped from a wire service) with the following additional text:

    “Jewish Beth Din courts operate under the same provision in the Arbitration Act and resolve civil cases, ranging from divorce to business disputes. They have existed in Britain for more than 100 years, and previously operated under a precursor to the act.”

    Good old Telegraph! I’ll agree that it’s wrong though, whether they’re Jewish, Muslim or Quaker.

    *http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4749183.ece

  2. cath says:

    Don’t worry, some of us over here are noticing and not happy. Have a browse through Cranmer’s archives:
    http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/

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