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Greece to confront controversy over historic shariah law

Greece to confront controversy over historic shariah law

November 21, 2017

ATHEN, Nov 21 — On Greece’s rural border with Turkey, a sizeable Muslim minority has lived for decades, regulating their family affairs under Islamic shariah law, a legacy traced back to century-old treaties. Now, the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced plans to make shariah optional for such disputes, following recurring criticism by rights groups and a looming ruling by the European court of human rights. Tsipras last week said his administration... Read more

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