There seems to be an outcry over Dr Williams comments on Sharia law.

“People may legally devise their own way to settle a dispute in front of an agreed third party as long as both sides agree to the process.”

“[an approach to law which simply said] there’s one law for everybody and that’s all there is to be said, and anything else that commands your loyalty or allegiance is completely irrelevant in the processes of the courts – I think that’s a bit of a danger”.

To paraphrase/straw man his critics (using my words): “People who come to Britain should abide by British laws. Otherwise they should leave. No group should get special treatment. Dr Williams should resign. We should not change British law.”

I would say Dr William’s is right in this: one size does not fit all. The protests do not acknowledge that law is adapted to new situations as they arise. If one law was for everyone, for all time, why does parliament bother passing new laws? This “one law” that people seem to value is really in a state of transition.

And I did notice that Dr Williams was suggesting alternative laws could be opt in rather than universally applied. What is wrong with personal choice? Ah, people like their thinking done for them!

Update: Also, a separate law applies in Scotland. Again what is this “one law” that people are defending? It does not exist!

Anti Citizen One