Germany court overturns lower court's acquittal of "Sharia Police"

Germany’s highest federal court on Thursday overturned [press release, in German] a lower federal court’s acquittal of seven men charged with violating Germany’s ban [text, PDF, in German] on wearing uniforms in public that convey a political message. In November 2016, seven men were arrested while they “patrolled” the streets of downtown Wuppertal, purportedly attempting to enforce strict interpretations of Sharia law on residents. The men were wearing orange reflective vests displaying “Sharia Police” on their backs in an attempt…

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