Friday, February 22, 2008

Sharia and English Law The Archbishop of Canterbury recently suggested incorporating elements of shariah law into the English legal system. NPR's Talk of the Nation, February 18, 2008 has a 30 min. discussion (no transcript) of what happens when religious courts and civil law intersect. Use this link if you have the latest Flash player. If you want the recording with RealPlayer, click here. The BBC, of course, has many audio and video clips on the subject which can be found here and a good general presentation of sharia here which includes a recording of the remarks of the Archbishop (9:09 min. with transcript).