‘SHARIAH POLICE’ FREE TO ‘PATROL’ GERMAN STREETS
A German court has given the green light to “Shariah police” who “patrol” city streets in search of Islamic-law violators.
A judge ruled Thursday that Salafist men who were arrested in Wuppertal, Germany, in September 2014 did nothing wrong when they harangued passers-by attempting to enter clubs, casinos and bars. Members of the Islamic group wore vests with “Sharia police” printed across the back and carried “Sharia Controlled Zone” signs, BBC reported Thursday.
“These people are perverting the name of our religion,” Central Council of Muslims in Germany chairman Ayman A. Mazyek said Sept. 6, 2014, Deutsche Welle reported. “With this shrill and foolish action, they are really hurting Muslims.”
The court’s ruling comes against a backdrop of heightened tension over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the door to hundreds-of-thousands Muslim migrants…