"An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today… The Home Secretary committed to an independent review of the application of Sharia Law as part of the government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy," the statement reads.
According to the statement, the review would be conducted in order to define the level of compatibility between the Sharia law and the legislation of England and Wales.
Sharia law is a legal system, which regulates life of Muslim believers. It is based on religious precepts and the text of Quran. Such a system is an important source of legislation in a number of Muslim states, such as Saudi Arabia and Iran.