Sharia is incompatible with British values

Many Muslims – that’s the Islamic State “tahwid” sign they’re making, by the way – are perfectly aware that sharia is incompatible with British law. Finally, one church leader has had the guts to admit it, too.

Finally, a Western church leader has had the guts to stand up and say the multiculturally unsayable:

Archbishop of Canterbury says Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws which have Christian values

Sharia law should never become part of the British legal system, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.

Of course, the headline oversimplifies the Archbishop, making him sound like one of those Bible-thumping American lawmakers who try to erect copies of the Ten Commandments outside courthouses. Archbishop Welby’s argument is much more nuanced.

Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws, which have developed over 500 years on the principles of a different culture.

This is absolutely correct. Britain has evolved the common law over centuries, drawing from many sources and historical events unique to the Sceptred Isle. One of those, of course, is Christianity.

British law has ‘underlying values and assumptions’ that come from a clearly Christian tradition. “Sharia law is … something of immense sophistication, but it comes from a very different background of jurisprudence to the one from which British law has developed over the past 500 years”.

Sharia is rooted in 1400 years of uniquely Islamic history and principles, most particularly the Koran and the Sunnah. The values embodied in these is often at stark variance with the common law. The two are frankly incompatible, no matter how manner “coexist” stickers are put on car bumpers.

“Sharia, which has a powerful and ancient cultural narrative of its own, deeply embedded in a system of faith and understanding of God, and thus especially powerful in forming identity, cannot become part of another narrative.”

This is something the globalist cultural relativists refuse to understand. Sharia is a total and absolute system of rules that dictate every facet of the way the faithful live. The Koran is the direct, unchangeable command of God. The massive corpus of the sunnah record what the Prophet said or did, as lived examples of God’s will, down to the smallest details. Thus, not merely sexual morality, but even how to put on one’s shoes, or blow one’s nose, are religious obligations for Muslims.

Accepting such propositions runs directly counter to the values of the common law.

‘The problem is reimagining Britain through values applied in action can only work where the narrative of the country is coherent and embracing.’

Adopting sharia in Britain will irrevocably alter British society. It will at the very least create a divided Britain, replacing the core British belief, established since at least Magna Carta and the Montfortian rebellion, of one law for all: “the community of the realm”, as the Montfortians called it.

Archbishop Welby’s comments … reverse the position taken by his predecessor Lord Williams, who backed incorporating sharia into the British legal system … [Williams] said people should be able to choose which jurisdiction they preferred, a choice that would mean Muslims could opt for courts that accept polygamy and outlaw the payment of interest in financial deals.

Let’s not forget shockingly discriminatory divorce and inheritance rules, gender segregation, child marriage, female genital mutilation, criminalising of homosexuality and atheism, to mention just a few. But the “coexist” poltroons don’t like to talk about those. Such curious blind spots are a depressingly common symptom of Islamophilia.

Already, Muslim migrants openly declare that their first allegiance is not to Britain. Multiculturalism is threatening to fracture Britain in a way not seen since the Conquest. A Britain riven by competing legal systems will no longer be Britain at all, but multiple, antagonistic civilisations, which just happen to occupy the same geographical location.

That cannot end well.

– Daily Mail

 


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