If They Can Have Their Law, Why Can’t We?

Rowan Williams thinks that some in the UK should have their own legal system:

Dr Rowan Williams told Radio 4’s World at One that the UK has to "face up to the fact" that some of its citizens do not relate to the British legal system.

Dr Williams argues that adopting parts of Islamic Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion.

For example, Muslims could choose to have marital disputes or financial matters dealt with in a Sharia court.

He says Muslims should not have to choose between "the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty".

If Muslims shouldn’t have to choose between their convictions and state loyalty, why should Christians?  Why should Christian adoption agencies have to cater to same-sex couples?  Or any of the other provisions of the newest round of anti-discrimination legislation?

Perhaps we have missed something somewhere.  Perhaps there should be zones in our cities where Christians dominate and others think twice before entering, as is becoming the case in the UK.

Note: Canada already allows Muslims to adjudicate in Shar’ia courts.  Since liberals here think that Canada is such a place to emulate, we could have our own Christian courts.

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