THE archbishop’s comments are ill-conceived and lack foresight and wisdom. Anyone who has an elementary knowledge of Islam would know that it is not possible to have Sharia law in the United Kingdom.
Muslims are divided into many sects with their own interpretation of Sharia. How then is it possible to have Sharia law in this county? Which Sharia would be followed? At present it simply is not possible to have it.
Moreover, Islam teaches Muslims not only to be loyal subjects to the country they reside in but to follow the laws of the land, provided they are not prevented from practising their faith.
In this country Muslims are very fortunate that they are allowed to freely practise their faith without any hindrance or impediment. Accordingly, there is no need for Sharia law.
The same cannot be said of some so-called Muslim countries which do not afford other communities the same rights and protection.
Muslims cannot have it both ways. If they want to follow and practise Islam they should follow it correctly by giving others the same rights as they want.