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New charges for “Shariah police group” that wanted to create a “Shariah zone” in Wuppertal

New charges for “Shariah police group” that wanted to create a “Shariah zone” in Wuppertal

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
14/01/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

A group of Islamists will face retrial for setting up a ‘Sharia Police’ unit after the German Federal Court overturned their 2016 acquittal.

In 2014, a gang of Muslim men began patrolling the streets of Wuppertal city, telling residents to follow the Islamic Sharia code and carrying notices declaring the area as “Sharia Controlled Zone.”Seven members of this self-proclaimed “Sharia Police” were charged under the German law prohibiting the wearing of uniforms to show political beliefs, a law originally aimed against neo-Nazi outfits. The Wuppertal regional court acquitted the Islamist gang, claiming that the self-made uniforms were not “militant” or “intimidating.”