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Sharia law in UK: calls for Parliamentary inquiry
Calls for a Parliamentary inquiry into the scale of Islamic law in the UK are mounting after the body representing solicitors in England and Wales issued formal guidance on making "Sharia compliant" wills.
The Law Society was accused of giving its stamp of approval to discriminatory practices after it published advice on writing wills which deny women an equal share and exclude "illegitimate" children or unbelievers.
The society denied promoting Sharia and insisted that it was simply responding to demand.
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