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    UK Home Secretary Launches Review Into Sharia Law

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    UK Home Secretary Theresa May launched review of Sharia law in order to define the level of compatibility between the Sharia law and the legislation of England and Wales.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK Home Secretary Theresa May launched on Thursday an independent review into application of Sharia law in the country, UK government's press service announced in a statement.

    "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.

    The statement added that the panel would be advised by Professor Mona Siddiqui, who is an "internationally renowned expert" in Islamic studies and will be advised by two religious experts, namely Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Imam Qari Asim.

    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.

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