Well I moved away from the Middle East get away from it.
I, personally, won't buy into it no matter how much the population statistics shift in favour of Islam. I'm quite content with the legal system we have.
Do you think that the Arhcbishop's comments are helpful or a hindrance towards greater social cohesion?
Again I think that the headlines belie the whole truth. In the interview I heard the archbishop said that he thought that same rules that apply to Judaism should apply to Islam, I must admit that I didn't know that Jews could decide to use their own courts for such things as domestic disputes/divorces etc. and I'm not sure I'm completely in agreement with it, but the implication is that you can choose to be judged in such a court but this doesn't mean that you can't then apply to the normal courts should you wish.
In this report here it tells us it's
My worry is rich families will simply pay people off for their family indiscretions.
The law of a land should be universal in my opinion -not one law for some and a different one for others. We shouldn't be able to pick and choose.
They better not try that HERE!
The Wisconsin Rednecks would grab their boomsticks and make short work of the troublemakers.
I say you want to live under Islamic law and not the laws of the U.S. you should move your A$$ to an ISLAMIC COUNTRY!
Sorry, residual Wednesday affect as it was a REAL rough day.
Right on brother.................
When in Rome....
And we 'aint in Rome, We're Here! And here says the law goes for everyone!
Well, it's a two way thing really. If enough people were annoyed enough, then they are entitled to find another cab. The Somalian Cabbie would soon
loose business! A lot of people buy alcahol at airports.
As for sharia law, I think the guy in the video is right. By all means practice it for yourself, but the moment it imposes a law that contradicts one of your host country, then you are in the wrong.
I'd extend this to include Muslims imposing laws on eachother, without consent. It's hard to find out how many women in the UK Choose cover themselves entirely, and how many have had this imposed upon them by family and the community as a whole.
Redwolf, I've been told Sharia Law dominates in a suburb of Detroit which was bought by Muslims.
I stand corrected. You did say "Wisconsin Rednecks."
In the US, would binding arbitration be comparable? I understand two sides to a dispute can agree, in advance, to abide by the decision of another
I've only heard a little of this. Perhaps someone with experience would care to tell me more.
I think that a country that has set the precedent of trial by tv judges can't argue against other private arrangments being made which have the agreement to be bound by the decision prior to a trial.
How Sharia law works in other countries
The archbishop has stirred up a storm and is trying to sort it out...and is under pressure to resign
I don't think (personally) he should resign over the remarks but I also can't believe he was so naive that he didn't realise what his remarks would cause...
If he IS that out of touch with the country, there's a serious problem. I'm not sure being in touch with the country is part of his job or enough a part of his job to force his resignation but it's still worrying.
Very interesting article in the Daily Mail on Shari law.
Man hits another man over the head with iron bar and puts him in hospital, offender is made to apologise and he and his family club together and pay the injured party £10,000 with the proviso that he does not go to the police.
One thing in this case only the attacker was Muslim.
One of the synod is calling for his resignation and saying he'd be better suited as a professor. Well, why not? Clear the way fo someone of firmer faith perhaps.
I think he was a professor before he became ABC?
Possibly. It's not my church so I'm not sure. I think it's true that the church in England has enough problems of their own to sort out before they start getting involved in other people's beliefs.
To be fair, I don't think he was trying to do that - I think he was trying to mend bridges, etc.
And I've certainly done much the same - we've probably all put our foot in things at one time or another.
The difference is, I just embarrassed myself when I did it, rather than the entire denomination which I lead...
I feel for the man but really, the naivete is rather unbelievable. (His, I mean!).
Last time I was in court, there wasn't a wig in sight.
I don't check out women ..............
Ok you lot, what is this joke about red wigs?
Runny liked women with red hair. He liked to think that I wore a red wig for some reason.
Ah, but you did, didn't you?
Whilst It was foolish of the ABC to make such comments, I think that he'd be a bigger fool if he failed to reply to his critics. If he continues to defend his stance without valid explanation, then his tenure should be terminated and another anointed in his place. Should he be re-intstated as an academic could be another topic for discussion.
Well that's interesting. The AoC thinks it's his duty to speak out on behalf of other religions. here
Do you agree that that is part of his role?
That's what I thought. I've been wrong before though.
How is the Archbishop on the subject of red wigs?
He is meant to be the leader of his sect. As such, he needs to show some leadership and show the 80 mil or so how to live a Christ like life. Christ certainly did not shy away from religious discussions, in most cases, he decried the sham that the leadership of the day were. I wonder what he would make of the AoC today.
Good point, SRD. And speaking the language of countries we visit, live in for a while, etc.?
If we choose to live in a country, we are choosing to abide by that Country's laws and customs. That means we learn to communicate in the common vernacular and abide by the local customs and laws. If we do not accept that, then we'd be best going home!
Um, thanks, Leigh.... I think.
I wish everyone were like you, though.
I worked as a tour guide in the Vatican City for three years. I learned to cringe when I heard some accents... because so often what I was going to hear was something along the lines of, "Don't they have anything to do in this place other than look at old buildings?" (HELLO?? You're in ROME!! Arhgghgh). "They don't keep this place very clean, do they?" (Well, no, ma'm, the streets do have sand and dirt on them - go look up sirocco and figure it out yourself. And that candy wrapper you've just thrown on the ground in ST PETER'S SQUARE ain't helping, either). "Oh, thank God, you're the first person all day that's spoken English! Why don't they speak English here????" (Maybe cause you're not in an English speaking country, perhaps? And the langugage of where you are standing atm is LATIN, lady...).