Både innenriks- og justisministeren har reagert kontant på nyheten om ”shariapoliti” i Wuppertal.
«No Sharia laws will be tolerated on German soil. No one has the right to tarnish the good image of the German police,» the country’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere reportedly said in an interview to Bild.
Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas said that «no illegal ‘parallel law’ will be tolerated,» as only the state is responsible for law compliance.
Også politiet og byens ordfører er klare i talen:
«Intimidation or provocation won’t be tolerated,» Wuppertal Police Chief Birgitta Rademacher said, as cited by Deutsche Welle, adding that only police appointed and employed by the state have the legitimate right to act as police in Germany.
The German media also cited Wuppertal’s mayor, Peter Jung, expressing his support for the hard line taken by police on the group’s actions. «These people’s intention is to provoke and intimidate and force their ideology [upon others],» the Mayor said.
Lokale myndigheter har opprettet en ”hotline” for bekymrede innbyggere.
Det skal være den samme salafistgruppen som ville distribuere 25 millioner koraner til tyske innbyggere, melder Russian Times