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Former Archbishop of Canterbury: “Islam is reviving British values”

 Robert Spencer       Aug 3, 2014 at 9:38pm    United Kingdom, Useful idiots      63 Comments   

rowanwilliamsIndeed, the British values of female genital mutilation, honor killing, jihad warfare, sex slavery gangs — Muslims are bringing these and other British values roaring back. “‘Islam is reviving British values’, says former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams,” by Lizzie Dearden, the Independent, August 2, 2014 (thanks to Anup):


Islam is rejuvenating “British values”, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed while lambasting sections of the press for presenting Muslims as “un-British”.

Rowan Williams was giving a speech at the annual Living Islam Festival in Lincolnshire on Friday, discussing what British values were and how Muslims could affect them.

He said one of the greatest gifts to Britain had been bringing back “open, honest and difficult public discussion”, the Times reported.

Asked if he thought Islam was restoring British values, he said: “Yes. I’m thinking of the way in which, for example, in Birmingham we have seen a local parish and a mosque combining together to provide family services and youth activities, both acting out of a very strong sense that this is what communities ought to do. ”

Dr Williams was one of several speakers at the event organised by the Islamic Society of Britain, which saw thousands of people gather for four days of talks, debates, music, worship and bazaars.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/former-archbishop-of-canterbury-islam-is-reviving-british-values

The now Master of Magdalene College in Cambridge praised both Christianity and Islam for working towards community cohesion and promoting a sense of duty.

But in comments reported by the Guardian, he also objected to the notion of British values, saying they should be more universal.

“The setting-up therefore of British values against any kind of values, whether Muslim or Christian, just won’t do,” he said.

His comments have provoked less controversy than some previous statements on Islam.

While still Archbishop of Canterbury in 2008, he sparked a row by saying the use of sharia in some aspects of British law was “unavoidable”.

British Muslim organisations welcomed Dr Williams’ latest remarks but secular groups objected to the suggestion that religious belonging is necessary for social responsibility….
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Re: Former Archbishop of Canterbury: “Islam is reviving British values”
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 12:55:52 PM »
The man is an idiot. No wonder the Pope cut off ties with him.
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Re: Former Archbishop of Canterbury: “Islam is reviving British values”
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 12:56:48 PM »
I am a wee bit busy banging my head against the wall here.
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Re: Former Archbishop of Canterbury: “Islam is reviving British values”
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 01:21:38 PM »
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in Birmingham we have seen a local parish and a mosque combining together to provide family services and youth activities, both acting out of a very strong sense that this is what communities ought to do. ”
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