German Court Says Islamic ‘Sharia Patrol’ Legal

ShariaA German court has thrown out a case against a group of extremist Salafist ‘sharia police,’ for the second time, claiming they have not broken the law. The vigilantes were led by convert Sven Lau who is simultaneously on trial for backing “a terrorist group” fighting in Syria.

Mr. Lau and six accomplices took to the streets of the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, telling people not to drink, listen to music, attend nightclubs, or gamble. However, prosecutors have said they are struggling to build a case against them.

The case centres on the claim the men breached a ban on political uniforms after they donned orange vests bearing the words “sharia police.”…. [read more]

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