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“Sharia Police Coming to a Neighborhood Near You”
by Tom Alago   
December 17th, 2015

If you thought Sharia law was still far away from the West and further still from any possibility of implementation in non-Muslim western nations, think again. It’s already happening – and has been for years, sometimes sanctioned by no less than the courts. 

Welcome to the ‘Sharia Police’, which according to Wikipedia is the official police of some Islamic states, who on behalf of the state, disperse Sharia-rules in respect to religious behavior (morality) or the precepts of Wahhabism. The establishment of a religious police is considered justified with the Quran doctrine, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, or promotion of virtue and prevention of vice. recently reported that a German court has given the green light to “Shariah police” who “patrol” city streets in search of Islamic-law violators. A judge ruled Thursday that Salafist men who were arrested in Wuppertal, Germany, in September 2014 did nothing wrong when they harangued passers-by attempting to enter clubs, casinos and bars. 

The court’s ruling comes against a backdrop of heightened tension over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the door to hundreds-of-thousands Muslim migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

Members of the Islamic group wore vests with “Sharia police” printed across the back and carried “Sharia Controlled Zone” signs, according to a report by the BBC.

According to, the leader of this roving band of vigilantes is Sven Lau, 34, a German-born firebrand once accused of recruiting fighters in Syria for ISIS. Lau beat the charges, but his image as the country’s most notorious religious radical has stuck, thanks in part to a rabid YouTube following.

Lau’s brand of Islam – Salafism – has been described as a radical sect of Sunni Islam that advocates a literal, almost puritanical interpretation of the religion. Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, recently warned that the Salafist community in Germany has grown from 3,800 in 2011 to 6,300 today.

The reaction of the German public has been predictably loud and nervous. The debate on whether to allow Syrian refugees is still raging, and now Muslim extremists are free by law to roam the streets and impose their version of morality and conduct. In disregard to both the prevailing laws of the land, and the constitutionally-protected rights of the members of other faiths.

A little bit too much for most citizens to take. Little wonder then that a backlash is now brewing, and right-wing groups are protesting publicly and even engaging in street clashing with police. 

Even the government now has its misgivings. Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, said recently that the government is monitoring 225 Islamic extremists it fears will commit acts of terrorism. Maizière expressed his concern that “the number of threatening individuals has never been as high as now.”

The threat isn’t unique to Germany though. recently quoted a U.K policeman as saying: “There are areas we have to ask Muslim leaders’ permission to patrol”. The Lancashire Police officer saw fit to report the reality of his experience in support of comments made by U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump had claimed that there are areas of the UK “so radicalized the police are afraid for their lives” – a statement initially mocked by the British Prime Minister, the Mayor of London, and even the supposedly apolitical Metropolitan Police of London.

According to the Gatestone Institute, Many of the "no-go" zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services.

The "no-go" areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations.

Examples provided by the Gatestone Institute in 2011 illustrate the chilling extents to which this Sharia-embedding process has been allowed to go. 

Four years later, there is even less room for optimism about the latitude allowed to Sharia practice all over Europe and at least part of North America:

• In Britain, a Muslim group called Muslims Against the Crusades has launched a campaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls "Londonistan" – into independent Islamic states to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.

• In the Tower Hamlets area of East London (also known as the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets) extremist Muslim preachers, called the Tower Hamlets Taliban, regularly issued death threats to women who refuse to wear Islamic veils. Neighborhood streets have been plastered with posters declaring "You are entering a Sharia controlled zone: Islamic rules enforced." And street advertising deemed offensive to Muslims is regularly vandalized or blacked out with spray paint.

• In the Bury Park area of Luton, Muslims have been accused of "ethnic cleansing" by harassing non-Muslims to the point that many of them move out of Muslim neighborhoods. In the West Midlands, two Christian preachers have been accused of "hate crimes" for handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham. In Leytonstone in east London, the Muslim extremist Abu Izzadeen heckled the former Home Secretary John Reid by saying: "How dare you come to a Muslim area."

• In France, large swaths of Muslim neighborhoods are now considered "no-go" zones by French police. At last count, there were 751 Sensitive Urban Zones ( ZUS), as they are euphemistically called. An estimated 5 million Muslims live in the ZUS, parts of France over which the French state has lost control.

• Muslim immigrants are taking control of other parts of France too. In Paris and other French cities with high Muslim populations, such as Lyons, Marseilles and Toulouse, thousands of Muslims are closing off streets and sidewalks (and by extension, are closing down local businesses and trapping non-Muslim residents in their homes and offices) to accommodate overflowing crowds for Friday prayers. 

• In the Belgian capital of Brussels (which is 20% Muslim), several immigrant neighborhoods have become "no-go" zones for police officers, who frequently are pelted with rocks by Muslim youth. In the Molenbeek district of Brussels, police have been ordered not to drink coffee or eat a sandwich in public during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

• In Italy, Muslims have been commandeering the Piazza Venezia in Rome for public prayers. In Bologna, Muslims repeatedly have threatened to bomb the San Petronio cathedral because it contains a 600-year-old fresco inspired by Dante's Inferno which depicts Mohammed being tormented in hell.

• In the Netherlands, a Dutch court ordered the government to release to the public a politically incorrect list of 40 "no-go" zones in Holland. The top five Muslim problem neighborhoods are in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. 

• In Sweden, which has some of the most liberal immigration laws in Europe, large swaths of the southern city of Malmö – which is more than 25% Muslim – are "no-go" zones for non-Muslims. Fire and emergency workers, for example, refuse to enter Malmö's mostly Muslim Rosengaard district without police escorts. The male unemployment rate in Rosengaard is estimated to be above 80%. When fire fighters attempted to put out a fire at Malmö's main mosque, they were attacked by stone throwers.

• In the Swedish city of Gothenburg, Muslim youth have been hurling petrol bombs at police cars. In the city's Angered district, where more than 15 police cars have been destroyed, teenagers have also been pointing green lasers at the eyes of police officers, some of whom have been temporarily blinded. In Gothenburg's Backa district, youth have been throwing stones at patrolling officers. Gothenburg police have also been struggling to deal with the problem of Muslim teenagers burning cars and attacking emergency services in several areas of the city.

• According to the Malmö-based Imam Adly Abu Hajar: "Sweden is the best Islamic state."

• In 2014, reported an attempt that was made in Michigan to sharia compliant patrols to prevent people from using parks, and for the city to perpetrate sharia compliant censorship at libraries.

Perhaps the following example from Denmark illustrates best that the new “Shariah Police” model is nothing new, but an indication of the persistence and determination of its enforcers over time: 

A Muslim group in Denmark has launched a campaign to turn parts of Copenhagen and other Danish cities into "Sharia Law Zones" that would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic law. Call to Islam says it will dispatch 24-hour Islamic 'morals police' to enforce Sharia law in those enclaves. The patrols will confront anyone caught drinking alcohol, gambling, going to discothèques or engaging in other activities the group views as running contrary to Islam.

Sounds all too familiar, with different actors but the exact same script. And those pushing for Sharia have no qualms about making their intentions clear. 

In a statement on its website, Call to Islam asks: "How can we [Muslims] claim to be followers of the Sunnah [principles established by the Islamic prophet Mohammed] and defend the best Deen [doctrines of Allah], when we prefer to live among the infidels, be subject to their laws, emulate them and fail to differentiate ourselves from their kufr [camp of unbelievers]? How can we claim to love Allah and His Messenger when we are embarrassed to call for Sharia? How can we be indifferent to the establishment of Allah's rule on Earth, which is a duty for every Muslim?" explained the strategy: “But this is how we begin to lose our nation to invading Islam just as it has happened in Europe, Britain, and elsewhere. Muslims use our own system against us, using democracy to destroy democracy.

First they have a few people complain at a public meeting. Next they have a dozen. Then they shame the government to concede in a few demands. Next they demand more and government gives them more. Then they are allowed their own enclaves where they have full power and can ignore the rule of law (this has happened in Britain). Then they branch out from their enclaves and begin to force other areas to observe their medieval rule.

Beware of this, America. Sharia is coming if these Muslims have any say at all over it. Sharia is un-American, anti-democratic, anathema to freedom and liberty and it must be stopped”.

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