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Sharia Law Case Heard in EU Court

A landmark case covering Sharia law will be heard in the European Court of Human Rights today – which UK Christian experts have warned could have “dire” consequences, Vision informs.

Premier reports, a legal dispute concerning a Greek widow from a Muslim family who claims she is entitled to her late husband’s estate under Greek law – is being challenged by her husband’s sisters who say the inheritance should be adjudicated by a Muslim mufti under Sharia law.

Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre have sent a ten-page document to the Strasbourg-based court – saying the Islamic Declaration of Human Rights restricts freedom of speech and religion – and is fundamentally incompatible with the human rights and the Western legal system.

Christian Concern says a ruling that Sharia law has supremacy over a state’s domestic law – could have dire effects on Europe’s 47 member states – including the United Kingdom.