A year ago the Archbishop of Canterbury said that Islamic (Sharia) courts in Britain seemed “inevitable” and could aid “social cohesion” even though women have no rights under such a system.
This weekend Archbishop Rowan Williams thanked Muslims for bringing religion back to Great Britain.
In an unprecedented move by a Western Christian leader, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has praised British Muslims for bringing back religion and ethics into public life.
“I think Islam has made a very significant contribution to getting a debate about religion into public life,” Williams, the leader of the Anglican Church, told the Muslim News.
“And I think it’s very right that we should have these debates and discussions between Muslims and Christians and others in public.”
Britain is home to more than two million Muslims.
This is the first time a Western Christian leader thanks Muslims for bringing back religion to a secular Western society.