I can't vouch for the source, but the article raised some more questions for me as far as this issue is concerned. http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13321 Canada's Sharia Option By Val MacQueen FrontPageMagazine.com | May 10, 2004 "It's something nobody can change and we must follow," said Suad Almad at her womens group in Toronto. "We come to Canada and we become lost . . . We need our own court and we need our own law. The speaker, a Somalian, was admitted to Canada as a refugee, thanks to the generosity of the citizenry of Canada, twelve years ago. But that wasnt enough. Now she has decided that Canadas tradition of one law applied equally to everyone isnt to her taste. According to the Washington Post Foreign Service, up piped another woman at the same meeting, who also thinks Muslims should be judged according to their own beliefs. No stealing, no drugs, no sex without marriage. No pork. This is our law. A man may take a second or third wife if he is able to support them financially. Yes, there is jealousy, but it is allowed under Sharia. We are Somali and we are Muslim. When we go to court, the judge understands the secular system, but doesn't understand Sharia law. So after 12 years in the country, they apparently havent had the will to commit themselves to Canadian citizenship, although they do have the impudence to suggest that Canada amend its laws to suit them. Well, we all thought the Netherlands or France would be the first to adopt some form of Sharia law as the thin end of the wedge of catering to Muslim immigrants who universally appear unable to fit in with their host societies. Yet the Netherlands has just put a four-year moratorium on all immigration, including asylum seekers, has stopped schooling Muslim children in the home language of their parents/grandparents, and has closed down many of its Muslim community centers. And France is banning the headscarf on school property and is shoveling undesirable imams out of the country at a rate of knots. So Canada has become the first country in the West to kowtow to immigrant Islamic demands that they not only have a right to settle in the country and be free to practice their religion unhindered, but also the right to bring their own laws with them.