Det vakte betydelig oppsikt da en selvoppnevnt «shariapatrulje», ikledd uniformliknende vester, opererte i gatene i byen Wuppertal i 2014. Gruppen distribuerte løpesedler om at et område i byen var en såkalt «shariasone». Både muslimer og ikke-muslimer ble oppfordret til å oppsøke en moské for å be, avstå fra alkohol, sigaretter, narkotika, gambling, musikk, pornografi og prostitusjon. Både byens borgermester og politi var lynende klar den gang: Slike patruljer skal ikke tillates.
Men, nei, sier domstolen nå etter å ha behandlet saken: Shariapatruljen bruker bare sin grunnlovfestede ytringsfrihet, må vite! Også uniformforbudet tilsidesettes av domstolen, melder Gatestone Institute.
Wuppertal’s public prosecutor, Wolf-Tilman Baumert, argued that the men, who wore orange vests emblazoned with the words «SHARIAH POLICE,» had violated a law that bans wearing uniforms at public rallies. The law, which especially prohibits uniforms that express political views, was originally designed to prevent neo-Nazi groups from parading in public. According to Baumert, the vests were illegal because they had a «deliberate, intimidating and militant» effect.
On November 21, 2016, however, the Wuppertal District Court ruled that the vests technically were not uniforms, and in any event did not pose a threat. The court said that witnesses and passersby could not possibly have felt intimidated by the men, and that prosecuting them would infringe on their freedom of expression. The «politically correct» decision, which may be appealed, effectively authorizes the Sharia Police to continue enforcing Islamic law in Wuppertal.
Eksemplene står i kø
Det politisk korrekte multikulturelle tankesette vinner frem i de tyske domstolene. Eksemplene er mange. Her er noen:
- In August 2000, a court in Kassel ordered a widow to split her late Moroccan husband’s pension with another woman to whom the man was simultaneously married. Although polygamy is illegal in Germany, the judge ruled that the two wives must share the pension, in accordance with Moroccan law.
- In March 2004, a court in Koblenz granted the second wife of an Iraqi living in Germany the right to remain permanently in the country. The court ruled that after five years in a polygamous marriage in Germany, it would be unfair to expect her to return to Iraq.
- In March 2007, a judge in Frankfurt cited the Koran in a divorce case involving a German-Moroccan woman who had been repeatedly beaten by her Moroccan husband. Although police ordered the man to stay away from his estranged wife, he continued to abuse her and at one point threatened to kill her. Judge Christa Datz-Winter refused to grant the divorce. She quoted Sura 4, Verse 34 of the Koran, which justifies «both the husband’s right to use corporal punishment against a disobedient wife and the establishment of the husband’s superiority over the wife.» The judge was eventually removed from the case.
- In December 2008, a court in Düsseldorf ordered a Turkish man to pay a €30,000 ($32,000) dowry to his former daughter-in-law, in accordance with Sharia law.
- In October 2010, a court in Cologne ruled that an Iranian man must pay his ex-wife a dower of €162,000 euros ($171,000), the current equivalent value of 600 gold coins, in accordance with the original Sharia marriage contract.
- In December 2010, a court in Munich ruled that a German widow was entitled to only one-quarter of the estate left by her late husband, who was born in Iran. The court awarded the other three-quarters of the inheritance to the man’s relatives in Tehran in accordance with Sharia law.
- In November 2011, a court in Siegburg allowed an Iranian couple to be divorced twice, first by a German judge according to German law, and then by an Iranian cleric according to Sharia law. The director of the Siegburg District Court, Birgit Niepmann, said the Sharia ceremony «was a service of the court.»
- In July 2012, a court in Hamm ordered an Iranian man to pay his estranged wife a dower as part of a divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who married according to Sharia law in Iran, migrated to Germany and later separated. As part of the original marriage agreement, the husband promised to pay his wife a dower of 800 gold coins payable upon demand. The court ordered the husband to pay the woman €213,000 ($225,000), the current equivalent value of the coins.
- In June 2013, a court in Hamm ruled that anyone who contracts marriage according to Islamic law in a Muslim country and later seeks a divorce in Germany must abide by the original terms established by Sharia law. The landmark ruling effectively legalized the Sharia practice of «triple-talaq,» obtaining a divorce by reciting the phrase «I divorce you» three times.
- In July 2016, a court in Hamm ordered a Lebanese man to pay his estranged wife a dower as part of a divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who married according to Sharia law in Lebanon, migrated to Germany and later separated. As part of the original marriage agreement, the husband promised to pay his wife a dower of $15,000. The German court ordered him to pay her the equivalent amount in euros.
Den største løssalgsavisen i Tyskland, Bild, er ikke nådig overfor utviklingen og politikernes vegring for å gripe inn og sikre at landet har ett operativt lovverk. Denne salven sier sitt: – Vi kapitulerer for islamsk lov.
On November 23, Bild, the largest-circulation newspaper in Germany, warned that the country was «capitulating to Islamic law.» In a special «Sharia Report» it stated:
«The 2013 coalition agreement between the CDU and the Social Democrats promised: ‘We want to strengthen the state’s legal monopoly. We will not tolerate illegal parallel justice.’ But nothing has happened.»
In a commentary, Franz Solms-Laubach, Bild’s parliamentary correspondent, wrote:
«Even if we still refuse to believe it: Parts of Germany are ruled by Islamic law! Polygamy, child marriages, Sharia judges — for far too long the German rule of law has not been enforced. Many politicians dreamed of multiculturalism….
«This is not a question of folklore or foreign customs and traditions. It is a question of law and order.
«If the rule of law fails to establish its authority and demand respect for itself, then it can immediately declare its bankruptcy.»