Most of the world is just hearing about this, but if you have been reading Jihad Watch you would know that there has been no change on this point since late July. Another I told you so update: “Iraq draft says laws must conform to Islam -text,” from Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A draft constitution for Iraq to be presented to parliament on Monday will make Islam “a main source” for legislation and ban laws that contradict religious teachings, members of the parliamentary drafting panel said.
One said the text, agreed by the ruling Shi’ite and Kurdish coalition over Sunni Arab objections, would read: “Islam is a main source for legislation and it is not permitted to legislate anything that conflicts with the fixed principles of its rules.”
Shi’ite delegate Jawad al-Maliki said the wording was fixed.
It appeared to be something of a compromise after secular Kurds had objected during negotiations to Islam being “the main source” of laws. It was not clear how legislation would be subjected to the test of conforming to Islamic principles.