Have you heard this? - from the Archbishop of Canterbury no less.
Dr Williams said it "seems inevitable" that elements of Islamic law, such as divorce proceedings, would be incorporated into British law.
Dr Williams said the UK had to "face up to the fact" that some citizens do not relate to the British legal system, and argued that officially sanctioning Sharia law would improve community relations.
"Nobody in their right mind would want to see in this country the kind of inhumanity that has sometimes been associated with the practice of the law in some Islamic states," he told the BBC's World at One programme.
"But there are ways of looking at marital disputes, for example, which provide an alternative to the divorce courts as we understand them1."
But his intervention put him at odds with Gordon Brown, who has repeatedly encouraged ethnic communities to integrate.
The Prime Minister's spokesman said that while certain allowances had been made for Muslims, British law would be based on British values and Sharia law was no justification for acting against national law.
Improve community relations indeed! Has the good Archbishop never heard the saying "when in Rome do as the Romans do". In other words muslims who live in England have to live according to British law.
You can guarantee that any Englishman dwelling in an Islamic land would not be granted concessions for violation of Sharia law. In fact there have many several cases of floggings meeted out to westerners, Englishmen included for the possession of small quantities of Alcohol, including as I recall some airline cabin crew who were in transit.
Talking of when in Rome it seems that in terms of Christianity England is moving that way, Catholicism in England is on the rise and while Catholics are a small minority in England and Anglicans the majority it seems there are about as many Catholics attending mass each Sunday in England as there are filling the pews of Anglican churches.
Lucyna has a post about how England may eventually return to Rome - hard to see given the laws of England especially those of the succession. But with the Archbishop of Canterbury making statements like this who knows?
Rowan Williams needs to speak less on politics and more on the Risen Christ if the Anglican communion is to have any future, which is seeming more unlikely by the day.
Rather the already fragmented Church established by Our Lord Jesus Christ will become even more fragmented.
And I weep for that for that is surely displeasing to Our Lord.
(1) I wonder if the Archbishop of Canterbury is familiar with the Divorce Laws as given to us by Our Lord Jesus
Mark Chapter 10
2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to
divorce his wife?"
3 "What did Moses command you?" he replied.
4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
5 "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.
6 "But at the beginning of creation God `made them male and female.'
7 `For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
8 and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.
9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."