The furor over Rowan WIlliams' statements that English common law will have to find a way to make accommodation with Islamic law, or sharia, has not much lessened. In fact,
The Archbishop of Canterbury is expected today to improvise a speech to the Church of England's 550-strong national assembly so he can directly address the furore sparked by his comments on sharia law.Well, okay, then. But what's with the eyebrows? The Rt. Rev. Williams has in the past commented that that he is well aware he is pretty hairy. In fact, he seems to have made his hirsute appearance his trademark. But man, those brows, they're downright creepy. He's grown them and groomed on purpose - you don't roll out of bed in the morning looking like that. That's a daily comb job. So what is he trying to communicate with such bizarre grooming? I don't know, but this is not the face of man who lives in the light.
Rowan Williams has torn up his original speech, choosing instead to respond to the criticism he has faced since raising the questions of the possible adoption of some aspects of Islamic law in Britain. Originally he was expected to speak about the political turmoil in Zimbabwe and the ordeal of Christians living under Robert Mugabe's regime. But officials advised last night that the intense media interest prompted by his speech last week should now be challenged head-on.