...All Muslim scholars agree that Islam does not advocate theocracy, a state governed directly by God or his representative. On the contrary, Islam does not give any person or institution, government or church, the right to claim to be the representative of God.
A secular political system, designed by people to govern themselves, is wholly compatible with Islamic democracy, provided that it is based on Islamic universal values of justice, freedom, equality and social justice.Got that? Secular law and sharia are compatible--so long as the former gives way to the latter. As for jurists interpreting the law, it appears it will be up to Canadian jurists to give Section 13, the sharia-like censorship component of Canadian "human rights" statutes, the old heave-ho. Further, it is up to Canadians in general (who, alas, have drunk long and deeply of the befuddling multiculti codswallop) to see Elmo's words for what they are: clear evidence of his belief in the Islamic universal value of Islamic supremacism, a belief that is wholly incompatible with--and poses a direct threat to--secular Western law.
The Prophet of Islam was a bearer of a divine law that until his death. It was up to Muslim jurists of the day to interpret that law in the context of a political system.
That said, it's refreshing to see that Elmo, relieved of his Canadian Islamic Congress responsibilites, no longer feels the need to beat around the Gharkad bush re his hopes and dreams for Canada's future.