“Fears of ‘Sharia Police’ and Islamic State support in German city after wave of refugees,” by Simon Osborne, Express, August 13, 2016:
OFFICIALS in the German port of Hamburg are monitoring reports that Muslims posing as ‘Sharia Police’ are carrying out patrols in the city.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing three people wearing burkas and black gloves driving around Hamburg’s Wandsbek district in a black VW.
They said a sticker with an Islamic logo and the words Sharia Police was fastened to the car’s bonnet.
There were also reports of another incident in the Dammtor area of Hamburg where witnesses claim to have seen five to seven masked people sitting in a van.
Islamic and ISIS symbols were said to be hanging from the vehicles rear-view mirrors.
The sighting were similar to incidents reported in thew city of Wuppertal near Düsseldorf where a group of people who wore vests with the words ‘Sharia Police’ urged passersby to stop drinking alcohol and refrain from gambling to ensure strict Islamic moral laws were being observed.
Police and politicians said they were unaware of the latest reports but a local councillor said the authorities needed to keep close eye on the situation to ensure the incidents were not repeated.