Monday, February 11, 2008

Sharia Law in Texas?

Texas & Sharia Law: Soup & Sandwich?

Will integration of church and state soon be coming to a town near you? Well Jackass Texas Jake is down with that, as he and the Archbishop of Canterbury share the sentiment "that people should approach Islamic law with an open mind. " Break out the bangers and mash! Sheezam!

The Archbishop of Canterbury recently came under fierce attack "from the Government, his own Church and other religions after he advocated the adoption of parts of Sharia, or Islamic law, in Britain" and people are freaking out, suggesting heads should roll if it's adopted to existing laws on the books. But if what happens across the pond can happen in Texas, I, along with hundreds of other Feminists including talented author Annie LaMott may well err with General Sherman.

So what's all the hoopla? There are nearly 1.6 million Muslims in Britain, representing 2.7 per cent of the total population. Sharia courts do exist, but they have no "legal standing and their decisions are not binding. " The Archbishop of Canterbury said:

“It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of Sharia are already recognised in our society.”

However, a spokesman for the Prime Minister acknowledged that the Archbishop is just making a feel good play at wanting to accommodate the world's fastest growing religion that is still known for barbaric practices against women, kids and dogs around the world. Kind of like in Texas. Or West Virginia. Anyway, the Prime Minister said that British law must be based on British values.

“Sharia cannot be used as a justification for committing breaches of English law, nor should the principles of Sharia be included in a civil court for resolving contractual disputes,” he said.

Hmmm. He said he said?


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