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Submitted by Rajah (India), Feb 14, 2008 at 04:48

Speaking from a purely legal perspective, the Anglo-Saxon adversarial system is only somewhat better to the Shariah that is frozen in seventh century Arabic customs and the impressions of a single man, Mohammed.

While it is understandable that Britain, like other multicultural liberal democratic countries wedded to enlightenment values, is yet to discover the best result-oriented way to counter Islamism, it is almost understandable that the offer of Archbishop Rowan Williams of concessions to Islam by way of incorporation of Shariah provisions in a limited way in the Common Law stems from effeteness.

The Common Law has evolved, even if its origin was partly theological; the Shariah is incapable of evolution and its origin is completely thelogical. If you cannot convince someone immediately about the danger represented by a particular phenomenon, then you have to wait, not throw in the towel with concessions, like the Archbishop, for this smacks of APPEASEMENT, and would only embolden the opportunistic aggressors (the Islamists in this case) who have nothing to lose but their ignorant and impoverished lives.

The offer of the Archbishop, while far from deep and long enough to make him an Archappeaser, it certainly makes him the archinitiator of appeasement to Islamists in England, Europe, West and the Rest. The Archbishop is behaving more like a craven politician than a theologian; and if he has nothing to do, then at least he should imitate the life of Christ, rather than advocating the imitation of Mohammed. Just as most of Britain do not heed to holy windbags of any creed, this too should be utterly unheeded.

Rajah

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