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Greece makes sharia law optional for Muslim minority

ATHENS: The Greek parliament on Tuesday made the practice of Islamic sharia law in family disputes optional for the country's Muslim minority, changing a century-old legacy. Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras immediately called the vote an "historic step" as it "extended equality before the law to all Greeks." The legislation will allow Muslim litigants to opt for a Greek court to resolve family disputes rather than appealing to muftis. For family law matters, Greek Muslims generally seek recourse to…