Sky News reports on the continuing uproar over the Archbishop of Canterbury’s sharia insanity:
So, Britain takes a step away from self-immolation. Perhaps too little, too late–but as least an encouraging sign that not they’re not all ready to submit completely. Not just yet, anyway:
The head of the Anglican Church has tried to damp down controversy surrounding comments he made suggesting that some aspects of Muslim Sharia law could become part of British law.
Rowan Williams, the UK’s highest-ranking Christian leader, is noted for addressing controversial issues.
Rowan Williams faced calls to resign Saturday from senior members of his own church following an interview he gave to the British Broadcasting Corporation on Thursday in which he suggested the introduction of some parts of Sharia was “unavoidable.”
The words of the Archbishop of Canterbury provoked widespread criticism from politicians, including the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who immediately ruled out the idea.
Col. Edward Armitstead, a member of the Church of England’s ruling body, the General Synod, told the Daily Telegraph Saturday that Williams should step down because of the comments in the interview, which was followed by a lecture the same evening on the subject at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
“I don’t think he is the man for the job,” Armitstead told the paper.
The next man for the job needs this tattooed on his chest:
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