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Archbishop defends Sharia remarks

The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended his comments on Sharia law, following widespread criticism.

A statement on his website said that he "certainly did not call for its introduction as some kind of parallel jurisdiction to the civil law".

However, at least two General Synod members have called for Dr Rowan Williams to resign following the row.

Colonel Edward Armitstead told the Daily Telegraph: "I don't think he is the man for the job."

Dr Williams had called for parts of Sharia law to be recognised in the UK, and he is said to be in a state of shock and dismayed by the criticism he has received from his own Church.

Colonel Armitstead, a Synod member from the diocese of Bath and Wells, said Dr Williams should move to work in a university setting instead of leading the Anglican church.

"One wants to be charitable, but I sense that he would be far happier in a university where he can kick around these sorts of ideas."

Alison Ruoff, a Synod member from London, said: "Many people, huge numbers of people, would be greatly relieved [if he resigned] because he sits on the fence over all sorts of things and we need strong, Christian, biblical leadership right now, as opposed to somebody who huffs and puffs around and vacillates from one thing to another.

"He's a very able, a brilliant scholar as a man but in terms of being a leader of the Christian community I think he's actually at the moment a disaster.".....Article conts (-)

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