'Historic step': Greek PM hails change to limit power of sharia law

New law allows minority to opt for Greece’s secular legal system instead of Islamic law to resolve divorce, child custody and inheritance matters

Greece’s Muslim minority will be able to resolve family disputes before Greek courts rather than under Islamic sharia law after the parliament on Tuesday changed a century-old legacy.

The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, immediately called the vote an “historic step” as it “extended equality before the law to all Greeks”.

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