Licia Corbella has a great column this morning in the Calgary Herald (Didn't she used to work for the Calgary Sun?) in which she exposes how the man who took Ezra Levant before the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Imam Syed Soharwardy, engaged in taquiyya during an appearance before The Herald's editorial board this week.
On bringing sharia law to Canada.
While preparing for the meeting, a quick search on Canwest's library system
showed a Jan. 17, 2004, column written by the cleric.
In it, he wrote: "Sharia cannot be customized for specific countries. These
universal, divine laws are for all people of all countries for all times."
In the same column he also boasts: "I am one of the founding members of the
Islamic Institute of Civil Justice. The mandate of the institute is to resolve
disputes within existing Canadian laws by using the principles of conflict
resolution from Islamic Law, or sharia."
His column is clear. He wanted to bring sharia to Canada and even helped
found the organization that spearheaded the drive to do so.
But in our meeting, Soharwardy denied his own column. "I never asked to
bring sharia in Canada," he now insists.
Read the whole thing.