Boos for Archbishop of Canterbury at church

The Archbishop of Canterbury was heckled yesterday as he attended a memorial service. A few people in the small crowd which had gathered booed and one man called for him to resign over his controversial comments about accepting aspects of Muslim Sharia law in Britain.

Although Dr Rowan Williams didn’t respond to the hecklers outside a church in Cambridge, he posted a statement on his website in an bid to defuse the row. He said he “certainly did not call for its introduction as some kind of parallel jurisdiction to the civil law”.

Meanwhile police in Kent said the Archbishop had been offered round-the-clock protection, but had turned it down.

Sunday Mirror, 10 February 2008