German court lets off ‘Sharia police’ patrol in Wuppertal

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.

Prosecutors have now lodged an appeal.

h/t ZD

  • John_yawn

    Wasn’t this exactly how the Nazis started? By groups of men in “uniforms” (brownshirts) patrolling the streets to enforce their own set of rules? And the courts doing nothing to stop this sort of behavior? Germany never learns.

    • Doug Kursk

      The courts did try to curb the early brownshirt activities, and even went so far as to ban the wearing of the tunic, kepi and armband. Though the ban was recognized by the local command units of the SA at sturm and standarte level, the High Command of the SA never formally recognized the restrictions on dress and/or the restrictions on freedom of assembly.

      By the early 30’s, it was a moot point as the SA rolls had swelled to nearly 2 million men. The NSDAP had the numbers, and eventually saw no need to adhere to an edict from a govt they despised.

      • David Murrell

        And extending your point further, the number of Sharia police will swell in time, as more Muslim immigration takes place. Yes indeed, the parallels with Nazi brown shirts are chiling.

  • tom_billesley

    There’s been “Shariah Controlled Zones” delimited in Britain, and “Muslim Patrols” haranguing and intimidating passers-by, but not yet have they been given legal clearance.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Islamic Autonomous Regions are coming to Europe. Their own laws, their own courts, their own police, their own social and municipal services. All that’s left are borders.

    • mobuyus

      Don’t forget their own executioners.

  • Dana Garcia

    Hey, the court decision was only a tiny surrender, right?

    • tom_billesley

      A culturally sensitive accomodation. Where’s the harm?

  • pop

    They’ll shoot first and head chop after.
    Merkel’s madness.

    Hitler has returned.

  • moraywatson

    So a citizens’ Anti-Shariah Police Force should also be A-Okay.

    • Reader

      You can bet they will now be out regularly and these groups will spread to many other cities.

    • Doug Kursk

      Any govt who could not foresee a pushback would have to be completely blind. Moreover, they surely have contingency plans for such actions, and any crackdown will come at the expense of the anti-Sharia groups.

      I have a feeling that there will be many street confrontations, apropos to a post above. From 1925 – 1935 approx. the SA would confront armed Communist groups, who not only controlled local areas, but whole towns and cities.

      If anyone cares to, please read up on the battle of Coburg, a major event that shaped the rise of Hitler and Naziism. In the 1920’s, Coburg was considered a Communist controlled city, so Hitler et al rented a train and carried hundreds of his acolytes and SA men to confront their enemy. Many more SA men travelled from all over the region, independently, to join in.

      The battle was a close fought 3 day + action, and could have gone either way. In the end, the SA broke the will of the Communists and cemented the action into one of the cornerstones of the movement. The event was to lead to a party award, that was considered by many to rank only under the Blood Order, awarded to those who marched in the aborted Putsch.

      In any future conversations regarding the bona fides of a member of the SA or NSDAP, the conversation would eventually come around to asking ‘yes, yes, all good, but were you at Coburg?

      The moral of the story here, is that confrontation leads to myth building, for both sides. If you are preparing for confrontation, prepare to win. Otherwise, the winning side might eventually strike a commemorative award recognizing a time when their ideology was ascendant.

      • moraywatson

        History is written by the winners. The losers rewrite history in the decades and centuries that follow.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Germans tend to be very smart … except when they are stupid.

  • Mannie

    Their circus, their monkeys. When Eurabia implodes, we absolutely must close our borders to European refugees. Let them fight or die. Euronate on them. We don’t want them bringing their disease here. We have enough of them already.

  • terrence

    good bye, Germany