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Greece to limit Sharia law after European Court challenge

Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years. By – Derek Gatopoulos & Costas Kantouris  The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament’s largest political parties. It eliminates rules that referred many civil cases involving members of ...

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European Court to Decide if Islamic Sharia Law Can Override a Nation’s Civil Law

Can Islamic religious sharia law override a country’s domestic law in Europe? That’s a question the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights is weighing. Via: Mark Martin  The Court heard a case this week that involves applying sharia law to a disagreement between citizens of Greece who are Muslims. The non-profit organization based in London, Christian Concern, intervened in the ...

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