German court lets off 'Sharia police' patrol in Wuppertal


#1

bbc.com/news/world-europe-35059488

**A German court has ruled that Islamists who patrolled a city’s streets as “Sharia police” did not break the law and will not be prosecuted.

Nine were arrested in September 2014 after patrolling streets in Wuppertal, western Germany. They wore bright orange jackets with the words “Sharia police”. They told passers-by not to frequent discos, casinos or bars.
The court said they had not violated laws on uniforms and public gatherings.**

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#2

I suppose just telling someone not to frequent a disco would fall under freedom of speech (assuming Germany has such a thing)…but what do the Sharia Police do if you don’t comply? :hmmm:


#3

I know nothing about German law, but applying U.S. type laws, Disturbing The Peace comes to mind, if these “Sharia police” demand others to stop “sinning.” If these Sharia Police threaten anyone, that would presumably be something like Assault. If these Sharia Police actually touch anyone, that would be Battery.

I would guess that there are laws in Germany prohibiting intimidation. These Sharia Police are little different from the Brown Shirts of the 1930s in Germany.


#4

My impression is it’s the Germans themselves who are intimidated.:shrug: They don’t want to risk offending anyone, which is quite insane. I’m not at all anti-refugee, but I am strongly, strongly anti-Sharia law. It’s madness that they wouldn’t prosecute these people. Refugees are fine, but they need to integrate and adapt and conform to their new countries - not vice versa.

And you’re completely right, they are reminiscent of Brown Shirts, aren’t they?


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