Greece limits application of sharia law

The Greek Parliament has legislated to severely limit the power of sharia courts, which operate in some parts of the country, and govern a 100,000-strong Muslim minority. This change followed a challenge before the European Court of Human Rights by a Muslim woman who had been denied a fair share of inheritance under Islamic law. Although the law has been hailed by the Muslim minority, it has also been criticised by many for not completely eliminating Islamic courts, as no other country in the European Union has sharia law.