The "Sharia Police" patrol in Wuppertal created outrage a year ago and a call for severe punishment. Now the regional court says: appearing in the hi-vis vests was not a crime.
The appearance of Islamists as a "Sharia Police" in Wuppertal is not a criminal offence according to the regional court there. There is no infringement of the Uniform Prohibition Act, the court found, refusing to open a criminal trial.
The typical commercial orange-coloured his-vis vests with the inscription "Sharia Police" did not create an intimidating, militant effect, said a spokeswoman for the court on Monday. According to the case of the Federal Constitutional Court, this is a prerequisite, however.Source
The UniformVerbot in Germany says:
It is prohibited to wear, publicly or in an assembly, uniforms, parts of uniforms or similar items of clothing as the expression of a shared political sensibility.Source
How can it seriously be disputed that a sharia patrol violates this law?