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Islamic blasphemy laws?

The day before Theresa May’s term of office ended, she appointed Imam Qari Asim to lead work on drawing up a definition of ‘Islamophobia’. Asim supports sharia-compliant laws including those of inheritance rights, divorce, and polygamy.

Ruth Woodcraft / Christian Concern

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Qari Asim | photo: gov.uk

His appointment may irritate Boris Johnson who had been criticised strongly by Asim after Johnson made comments about veil-wearing Muslim women. The government announcement labelled Asim an ‘independent advisor’.