You know those striking things Rowan Williams said about Islam? He didn't mean them- he was summarising someone else's views.http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islam ... slims.html
This is what he said
Liberal commentators properly concerned to combat anti-Muslim prejudice (Nick Cohen, for example, in an article in the New Statesman of October 1st) persist in assuming that Islam is a set of convictions in the mode of much modern Christianity. To suggest that the Muslim owes an overriding loyalty to the international Muslim community, the Umma, is worrying; it is a factor in Muslim identity (say the liberal commentators) that intensifies suspicion towards the Muslim community in a quite unnecessary way. What is desirable is thus for Muslims to make clear that their loyalty is straightforward modern political loyalty to the nation state, unaffected by the private convictions that individual Muslim believers happen to hold in common.http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/a ... am-lecture
Shameful, shit stuff from the Observer.