A Court in Germany authorizes group of self-appointed Sharia police to continue enforcing Islamic law in city.
Even after facing a series of radical Islamist attacks, rapes and assaults, a criminal court in Germany has given its blessing for a quasi-squad of Muslim refugees and immigrants to act as de facto Sharia police. The court sanctioned these Middle Eastern and North African men to continue enforcing Islamic law in the city of Wuppertal. Of course, there are no female Sharia cops.
Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in and around the river Wupper valley, and is situated east of the city. Wuppertal’s population, according to a 2013 census is about 343,000. However, the German government has allowed hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees to enter the country without any background checks or anti-terrorism investigations.
The statute to which they were acquitted outlaws uniforms that are deemed threatening to the public, such as those of Hitler’s Brown Shirts.
The leader of this roving band of “faith cops” is Sven Lau, a 36-year-old German-born Islamist who was arrested and charged with recruiting foreign fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Lau was acquitted and released even though he is reputed to be Germany’s most notorious religious radical with a large worldwide Internet video following especially on YouTube.
The issue of Sharia police patrols began to surface in 2014, when German government officials received a growing number of reports about young Muslims embarking nightly on their “Sharia police” patrols in the city. The reports stated that these civilians were actually ordering Muslims and non-Muslims alike to stop various activities that violated Sharia law, according to the Gatestone Institute, a think-tank chaired by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.
Recently Muslim men were photographed wearing orange hi-visibility uniform jackets with the words “Sharia Police” on their backs.
Sharia Courts in Germany
Bolton’s Gatestone Institute reports that “a growing number of Muslims in Germany are consciously bypassing German courts altogether and instead are adjudicating their disputes in informal Sharia courts, which are proliferating throughout the country.
According to Gatestone, there are about 500 Muslim judges who are now regulating civil disputes among Germany’s growing Muslim population. “They [the Muslims] have always supported the establishment of a parallel Islamic justice system in Germany and other European nations. “There are even American politicians who wish to allow Sharia law or parts thereof to be practiced in U.S. cities. The paradox is that those politicians who support the Muslim justice system also support activities that violate Sharia such as homosexual relationships and women’s civil liberties,” said Thaddeus Beckenshore, a former police intelligence official specializing in Islamic studies.
“One of the reasons for in Sharia courts sprouting up is that most Western nations don’t allow polygamy [Harems] or marriages involving children and teenagers,” Beckenshore added.
“The German Interior Ministry has revealed that 1,475 married children are known to be living in Germany as of July 31, 2016 — including 361 children who are under the age of 14. The true number of child marriages in Germany is believed to be much higher than the official statistics suggest, because many are being concealed,” according to John Bolton’s think-tank.
“Polygamy, although illegal under German law, is commonplace among Muslims in all major German cities. In Berlin, for example, it is estimated that fully one-third of the Muslim men living in the Neukölln district of the city have two or more wives,” Gatestone Institute reported.
The Gatestone Institute’s report quotes Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas as saying:
“No one who comes here has the right to put his cultural values or religious beliefs above our law. Everyone must abide by the law, no matter whether they have grown up here or have only just arrived.”
Unfortunately, Germany’s political leaders are tolerating what amounts to a parallel German universe; one that allows Muslim immigrants and refugees to take the law into their own hands, often with tragic consequences.