Rowan Gets It, Kinda
It’s always fun to pick on bearded lefties like the present Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. He recently said that the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”. For this, he’s receiving flak from many in the media.
The simple fact is: he’s unintentionally right.
As Melanie Phillips has detailed in her excellent book Londonistan, over the past two decades, England became the center for Islamic fundamentalism in the Western world: some of the 9/11 bombers had connections with mosques, schools, and groups in the UK. The British Government, the chattering classes and intellectual elites, and the established Church of England have almost universally– whenever it was really important– surrendered, appeased, and given in to the most militant elements of the immigrant Muslim community, in the name of fighting supposed ‘Islamophobia’, multiculturalism, getting the muslim vote, and avoiding unpleasantness.