06:50 GMT +322 October 2019
Listen Live
    Gavel

    German Court Fines Men for Wearing ‘Sharia Police’ Uniforms

    CC BY 2.0
    Europe
    Get short URL
    0 70
    Subscribe

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A regional court in the western German city of Wuppertal on Monday found seven men guilty of breaking a law on uniforms for intimidating the community while dressed up as "Sharia police."

    A lower court acquitted the group but a retrial in a higher court of Wuppertal led to a guilty verdict for all seven men, aged 27 to 37, according to the Rheinische Post newspaper. Their lawyers said they would appeal.

    READ MORE: Islamist Preacher Behind SHARIA POLICE in German City Set to Be Freed — Reports

    The men were reportedly fined between 300 euros ($336) and 1,800 euros ($2,015). The court proved they knowingly invoked the image of a violent militant Islamist group that enforced strict Islamic laws.

    The suspects filmed themselves wearing fluorescent vests that bore the sign of "Shariah police." They patrolled the streets of Wuppertal and handed out pamphlets on the norms of conduct in the city, which forbade drinking and gambling.

    Related:

    Google Hosts 'Sharia' App Helping Indonesian Muslims Report Blasphemy, Heresy
    Swedish Watchdog Rings Alarm Over 'Sharia Banks' After Reported Daesh Transfer
    'Hair-Raising': Sharia Law Makes Its Debut in Swedish Court
    Tags:
    court, Sharia, Germany
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik