Dr Rowan William, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has poked the hornets nest with his speech that said

 “It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law, so it is not as if we are bringing in an alien and rival system.”

 Unsurprisingly there has been an outcry- not least amoung the ‘Daily Mail’ tendency.  Let’s be clear, what this is not is an acceptence of stoning women, he was talking about civil matters, such as divorce.  The caveats were in there as he spoke.  The worrying thing is not his misunderstanding of the law as it stands, but the subtext in a plea for religeon.

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