Yesterday the ground zero mosque imam, Faisal Abdul Rauf, implied that Sharia law could be implemented only partially, not conflicting with the country's penal code. It was pointed out on JihadWatch, however, that he had said the exact opposite in his book Islam: A Sacred Law.
And since a Shari'ah is understood as a law with God at its center, it is not possible in principle to limit the Shari'ah to some aspects of human life and leave out others.
It was good to see that the comments on the Herald were robustly critical of Rauf and his Islamic pretensions. I think people are starting to wake up to the threat of Islam. You can be sure that politicians and journalists will be the last to wake up, though.