(CEN) Say ‘no’ to Sharia law, say bishops
Church leaders in the US and UK have called upon their governments to take a stand against Sharia law,
On June 9 the former Bishop of Rochester urged the government to support legislation outlawing the use of Sharia law in Britain when it conflicts with English law, while an American bishop has written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voicing his dismay over NATO negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Bishop-elect Julian Dobbs of the Anglican Church in North America, and founder of the Church and Islam Project, told Mrs. Clinton that too many people were willing to ignore the implications of Sharia law and believe that Islam is a religion of peace.
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Posted July 1, 2011 at 7:30 am
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1. Langley Granbery wrote:
I haven’t heard of Julian Dobbs? Who is he, and in what ACNA Diocese has he been elected Bishop?
July 1, 12:04 pm | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:
For more information, log onto ACNA Julian Dobbs.
July 1, 12:45 pm | [comment link]
3. Katherine wrote:
On topic, sharia, like Jewish law, Catholic canon, and so on, can be implemented by private agreement in the USA so long as it does not conflict with American statutes nor violate the American concept of just outcomes as embodied in those statutes. Private business agreements and even marriage terms can be handled by written contracts and will be valid so long as there is no coercion and the terms do not offend the American civic sense of basic decency. That latter item would pertain primarily to the treatment of divorced wives. Three months’ alimony, no property rights and no custody of children over certain ages would be examples.
July 1, 7:01 pm | [comment link]
4. dwstroudmd+ wrote:
And they call fatwa “sharia”!
July 2, 12:13 am | [comment link]
5. Cennydd13 wrote:
But you see, Katherine, Muslim fanatics don’t see things our way, do they? And guess who’s in control of Islam these days? Yep…...you guessed it!
July 2, 9:39 am | [comment link]
6. Katherine wrote:
They may be as fanatic about sharia as they choose, Cennydd13, but we have to hold the line on the enforcement of U.S. law where there is any conflict.
July 2, 2:20 pm | [comment link]
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