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France court quashes Islamic Finance measure
France's highest constitutional authority on Wednesday struck down a provision of a new law that would have opened up French banking to Islamic finance.
The National Assembly last month adopted the measure to allow Sharia-compliant financing despite opposition from the Socialists who asked the Constitutional Council to rule on its legality.
Opposition deputies had complained that staunchly secular France must not allow principles of Sharia law to be recognized in legislation.
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