THE Archbishop of Canterbury was under fire last night after declaring that Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims.
* History of dementia: Archdhimmi Rowan Williams
His comments were condemned by MPs and religious commentators.Â
Tory MP Philip Davies said: “The archbishop has lost the plot. He is supposed to be leading the Church, not apologising for it. What kind of leadership is this?Â
“People are sick to death of this handwringing about things from long ago. Dr Williams should be proud of his Christian beliefs.”
Mike Judge, spokesman for the Christian Institute think-tank, said: “It’s radical Muslims who are the biggest threat to liberty.Â
“Why apologise for things that happened hundreds of years ago? You can hardly compare what happened under the Inquisition with problems in the modern world.”
Useful (Jewish) idiot comes out in support of sharia:
The experience of British Jewry demonstrates that there is plenty of room for aspects of Sharia to be incorporated within English law without in any way compromising the cardinal principle that all British citizens must be ‘equal under the law.’
This is the major theme of an address to be given by Professor Geoffrey Alderman to the Islamic Shari’a Council on Sunday 20 July 2008.
Professor Alderman, who teaches politics and history at the University of Buckingham, is the author ofÂ The Jewish Community in British PoliticsÂ andÂ Modern British JewryÂ (both published by Oxford University Press); he writes a weekly column for the Jewish Chronicle. He and his family are practising Orthodox Jews.
* Putting the cart before the horse:
Supporting controversial remarks made earlier this year by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor Alderman, in his address, traces the history of the interface between Jews, Judaism and the English legal system. “The Jewish religion has â€“ to some extent â€“ been successfully incorporated with the English legal system,” Professor Alderman said: “this has damaged neither the status of British Jews nor the fabric of English law.”
* It didn’t occour to Professor Alerman that the British legal system evolved out of the Judeo-Christian culture, traition and civilization. It wasn’t created in a vacuum….
* Sharia was invented by the meshugga ‘prophet’ by perverting those principles…