Rowan Williams’ Law

Prize for apparently barmiest idea of the day must go to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams for suggesting that some Sharia law in the UK is unavoidable and seeming fairly in favour of the idea (full pdf text of speech here). It seems that the media reaction describing amputation, flogging and stoning is not what Williams meant. He seems to have been talking about things like divorce and property law. However, this still seems completely contrary to the idea of all being equal under the law. Certainly the politicians have slapped the idea down pretty firmly. Whatever Dr. Williams thought he was trying to do and no matter how sensible he feels he is being; it still seems a pretty daft idea.