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Banacek
07-10-2017, 05:22 PM
A German court has ruled that a group of Islamic extremists who patrolled the streets of Wuppertal in orange vests, bearing the words "Sharia police" can be tried. A Wuppertal district court had dismissed the case.

Düsseldorf state court said on Tuesday that eight of the nine accused men can face trial on the grounds of "violating laws against wearing uniforms with political messages."

The decision overturned a ruling by Wuppertal district court last December, in which the judge said the behavior of accused Islamist preacher Sven Lau did not amount to a "criminal violation of the ban on uniforms." The decision sparked controversy in Germany and led to an appeal by prosecutors. The latest ruling by the Court of Appeal cannot be overturned

Lau, who is widely regarded as a leading figure in the German Salafist scene, was also indicted by federal prosecutors last month on suspicion of supporting a terror group linked to the self-declared "Islamic State" (IS) in Syria.
City patrols to enforce Islamist ideals

The Salafists, who are all aged between 24 and 35, first made headlines in September 2014 after they patrolled the streets of Wuppertal, in Germany's western industrial Ruhr region, in an attempt to enforce a strict interpretation of Islam.

Wearing orange vests, emblazoned with the words "Shariah police," the defendants allegedly demanded people at nightclubs stop drinking alcohol and listening to music.

The bearded fundamentalists were also observed calling for an end to gambling as they carried notices, in English, declaring a "Sharia Controlled Zone."

http://www.dw.com/en/sharia-police-who-patrolled-german-city-of-wuppertal-in-orange-vests-to-face-trial/a-19232300

eismann82
07-10-2017, 06:58 PM
They should face shariah discipline, since they're so dedicated 👮👳💩

sent from my jitter bug😎

noonwitch
07-11-2017, 09:48 AM
Christians don't want people to get drunk or gamble all their money away. They just generally don't try to force it upon people, they try to convince people to give up those habits by forming friendships with them, and providing encouragement.