That was fast – reactions to the Law Society advice on Sharia wills already.
Barry Sheerman, the Labour MP for Huddersfield, cautioned against legislation on the issue but called for a joint investigation by the Commons Justice and Home Affairs Committees into how widespread the use of Sharia law now is in Britain.
“We need a serious look at this through the select committee system,” he said.
“I think it would be harmful to make it a party-political issue.
“This should be dragged out into the open and be discussed.”
Jeremy Corbyn, a member of the Commons Justice Committee said it was “very likely” the issue would now come up.
Louise Mensch, the former Tory MP, described the guide as “utterly unacceptable”.
“There could not be a clearer case for ministers and government to step in than the Law Society’s breathtakingly sexist Sharia law guidelines,” she said.
Meanwhile Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner and patron of Tell Mama, the group which combats anti-Muslim hate crime, said: “The Law Society is wrong.
“It should withdraw its guidelines assisting or promoting Sharia Law in the UK.”
The Law Society says it’s a fuss about nothing.