Most of us, myself included, are not very familiar with the intricacies and the details of Sharia law. I would even say that the media has deliberately obfuscated the nature of Sharia law, to make to appear to be just another set of religious rules.
After all, the intellectual elite wants a mosque to be built at Ground Zero. Thus, when it reports on Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's statements about how America is Sharia compliant, it refuses to explain to the public exactly what that means.
I am happy to link this brief outline of Sharia law, put together by Nonie Darwish. Link here. She reports; you decide.