Thursday, February 07, 2008

His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury,

Is at it again. In a breath taking act of preemptive surrender, Sharia is okey dokey with Archbishop Rowan Williams. Perhaps he just wants to get good seats for the stonings of adulterers soon to be scheduled for Hyde Park. Perhaps he just doesn’t want unescorted business women at Starbucks. Perhaps he thinks that his daughter would look better dressed in a tablecloth. Or he’d like to divorce his wife via text message.

Unfortunately, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Williams doesn’t seem to grasp that adopting sharia law isn’t something he’ll be able to pick and choose from, like Jefferson’s Bible or the 39 Articles, but is viewed by its adherents as a complete package. A big part of sharia’s appeal is that it hasn’t been ‘brought up to date’. That’s the point –it hasn’t sold out to the corrupt western Zionist capitalist pigs and monkeys.

Given that the Saudis are providing the money for the mosques and Imams, that’s the version of sharia you’re going to get, not the multi-culti pap that the Archbishop thinks he gets to pick from.

Interesting bit in the article:

“The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, said last month that non-Muslims faced a hostile reception in places dominated by the ideology of Islamic radicals. He has since faced death threats.”

Yup, the phrase “no go” areas does invoke the Irish troubles. But that’s what’s headed Britain’s way. Dr. Nazir-Ali was simply impolitic enough to state the obvious. At least he didn’t make any cartoons. Or name a teddy bear after the prophet.

The central lesson that the radicals have learned is that if you blow enough stuff up, people like the Archbishop will give you whatever you want. He’s the Neville Chamberlain of the Church.

Update: Roger Kimball opens up a 55 gallon drum of whoop-a** on His Grace:

“Public stupidity is always disagreeable to witness. Public stupidity fired by misplaced self-righteousness and underwritten by obvious cowardice is a positively emetic combination.

[snip]

The triumph of Islam in Britain is eminently avoidable. But the triumph of civilizational Quislings like Rowan Williams might just change that.”

More from Kimball on His Grace’ deep, abiding commitment to muddle-headedness here.

Update II: I wonder if His Grace ever gave a moment’s consideration to the plight of the African Bishops. Africa is one of the few places on earth with a vibrant Anglican Church, and many of these folks have a ringside seat as to how the whole sharia thing is going to work out.

Update III: From Reuters. Just about everyone is agreed that the Archbishop’s elevator no longer goes to the top floor. However, there is a school of thought that’s in agreement with His Grace’s reasoning, but deplores the discussion because it might make people pay attention to what’s going on:

“Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, called
Williams' intervention ‘muddled and unhelpful’.

‘Raising this idea will give fuel to anti-Muslim extremism,’ he added.”
Muddled, certainly. Most members of Equality and Human Rights Commissions are well aquainted with muddled thinking, it being their chief stock in trade. And it’s certainly unhelpful to the mult-cultural cause to have people starting to think about the logical consequences demographic trends and cultural collapse.

The Evening Standard provides a nice round up of reaction, again mostly from people who think that His Grace is off his onion. “Gullible” seems to be the kindest thing that people have to say.

The Evening Standard piece also provides a fuller version of Mr. Phillip’s remarks, and he sounds significantly less multicultural than what you would expect from someone in his position.)