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British Archbishop: Law Must Accommodate Muslims

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British Archbishop: Law Must Accommodate Muslims

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British Archbishop: Law Must Accommodate Muslims

British Archbishop: Law Must Accommodate Muslims

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The Archbishop of Canterbury says he believes some aspects of Islamic "sharia" law will be introduced into Britain.

In a radio broadcast Thursday, Archbishop Rowan Williams said he was talking only about civil law in areas such as marriage and divorce. He said it was "unavoidable" that British law would have to accommodate Muslim practices.

The archbishop's statement was welcomed by some Muslim groups, but the British government was quick to distance itself from Williams' remarks.