UK Government launches independent review into sharia

Home Secretary Theresa May has launched the promised independent review into sharia law in England and Wales. The review will be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, OBE FRSE, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She will lead a panel that includes Sir Mark Hedley, Chancellor of the Diocese of Liverpool and a former High Court judge, family law barrister Sam Momtaz and specialist family lawyer Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE QC (hon), a partner with Dawson Cornwell solicitors. The panel will be advised by two religious and theological experts: Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Imam Qari Asim. Continue reading