And as if I wasn’t pissed off enough…

…comes this from the Archbishop of Canterbury:

There is a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law as we already do with aspects of other kinds of religious law.
It would be quite wrong to say that we could ever license a system of law for some community which gave people no right of appeal, no way of exercising the rights that are guaranteed to them as citizens in general.
But there are ways of looking at marital disputes, for example, which provide an alternative to the divorce courts as we understand them.
In some cultural and religious settings, they would seem more appropriate.

Gates of Vienna has a deconstruction of the original article.
(H/T Scott – thanks for reminding me…)

4 thoughts on “And as if I wasn’t pissed off enough…”

  1. Yeech. Now here’s a poll for you:
    What do you find most revolting –
    a. Muslim men who beat/abuse their women, under the guise of religion,
    b. Archbishops who nod in tacit approval, under the guise of religious tolerance, or
    c. The women who put with it all under guise, period.

  2. You’re dead on. Thanks.
    We had a cabbie here weeks ago shoot his two teenage daughters because they were adopting Western ways. With the indirect help of their brother. And NOOOObody in the local media wants to call it what it is, a Muslim honor shooting.

  3. I guess I would be pissed off too but I could not understand a pip of what the Bishop was trying to say.
    Any translation into standard English (UK or USA) will be appreciated.

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