A German court has ruled that a vigilante patrol of Islamists enforcing Sharia law on the streets of a German city did not break German law, and that its members were simply exercising their right to free speech.
The seven Muslim men often walk the streets of the western German city of Wuppertal wearing orange vests emblazoned with the words "Sharia Police." They were charged with wearing uniforms of a political nature at public rallies.
This is forbidden in Germany by virtue of a law that was originally designed to prevent neo-Nazi groups from parading in public.
This past Nov. 21, the Wuppertal District Court ruled that the vests were technically not uniforms and did not pose a threat or intimidation. The court ruled that prosecuting the seven Salafi Islamists would infringe on their freedom of expression.
Though it may be appealed, the decision authorizes the "Sharia Police" to continue enforcing Islamic law in German cities, encouraging them in their bid to replace German law with Islamic Sharia. READ MORE