German court acquits 'Sharia Police' in Wuppertal

German court acquits 'Sharia Police' in Wuppertal
 

A German court has ruled that seven Muslim men who formed a Sharia street patrol did not break laws against political uniforms.
The group sparked outrage in the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, when they approached people in orange vests bearing the words "Sharia Police".
They demanded that locals stop gambling, listening to music, and drinking alcohol.
The group's alleged organiser, Sven Lau, is a well-known Islamist preacher.
He is facing separate charges of supporting a terrorist group fighting in Syria.
A film of the "patrol" appeared on YouTube, prompting... read more

 
22 November 2016 in World News, Views: 74
Source: BBC
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