A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to German police officers who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital. The self-appointed religious police consist entirely of Salafists (Muslim fundmentalists) from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in the Caucasus. The vigilantes are name-and-shame tactics and physical violence to intimidate Chechen migrants and dissuade them from integrating into German society; they are also campaigning for the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in Germany. German authorities appear unable or unwilling to stop them.
Muslim women in Germany (image source: alarabiya)
The Sharia police became public knowledge in May 2017, when Chechen extremists released a video warning Chechen migrants in Germany that those who fail to comply with Islamic law and adat, a traditional Chechen code of behavior, will be killed. The video's existence was reported by Meduza, a Latvian news magazine. Unfortunately we cannot link to the video, which circulated through WhatsApp, an online messaging service, and showed a hooded man aiming a pistol at the camera. Speaking in Chechen, he declared (translation by Meduza):
"Muslim brothers and sisters. Here, in Europe, certain Chechen women and men who look like women do unspeakable things. You know it; I know it; everybody knows it. This is why we hereby declare: For now, there are about 80 of us. More people are willing to join. Those who have lost their national identity, who flirt with men of other ethnic groups and marry them, Chechen women who have chosen the wrong path and those creatures who call themselves Chechen men — given half a chance, we will set all of them straight. Having sworn on the Koran, we go out onto the streets. This is our declaration of intent; do not say that you were not warned; do not say that you did not know. May Allah grant us peace and set our feet on the path towards justice."
According to Meduza, the man is a member of a Berlin-based gang of about one hundred members, headed by former henchmen of Dzhokhar Dudayev, the late Chechen separatist leader. All Berliners of Chechen origin who were interviewed by Meduza said they were aware of the gang's existence.
The video surfaced after nude images of a 20-year-old Chechen woman who lives in Berlin were sent en masse from her stolen cellphone to every person on her contact list. Within an hour, the woman's uncle demanded to speak with her parents. According to Meduza, they agreed to "resolve the issue" within the family by sending the woman back to Chechnya, where she would be killed to restore the family's honor. German police intervened just hours before the woman was to board a plane bound for Russia.
The woman was placed in protective custody, as her situation moved from being a family issue to a question of national honour for the Chechen community in the city. According to the adat code it is now the duty of any Chechen man, regardless of his ties to her or her family, to find and kill her in order to restore the honour of Chechen people.
"It should be none of their business what the girl does within German law, but it is an unwritten code of conduct," said the woman, who has since cut her hair and now wears colored contact lenses in an effort to hide her identity. She said that she intends to change her name and undergo plastic surgery. "If you don't change your name and your face, they will hunt you down and kill you," she said. Although the woman grew up in germany and graduated from a German high school, she is now afraid to leave her apartment because of the risk that she will be recognised. "I don't want to be Chechen anymore," she said.
Chechens interviewed by Meduza said that expectations for behavior are more rigid and strict in among Chechen emigrants in Germany than in Chechnya itself. This situation has been described as "a competition in righteousness" between Chechens living abroad and those in Chechnya who are loyal to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov: each party is seeking to prove that they are the better Chechens, and violence against "errant" women is viewed as an "act of patriotism."
According to Meduza, around half the single Chechen girls in Germany have enough compromising data on their cellphones to be deemed guilty of violating adat:
"Associating with men of other nationalities, smoking, drinking alcohol, visiting hookah lounges, discotheques or even public swimming pools can cause communal wrath. A single photograph in a public WhatsApp chat can outcast an entire family and the rest of the community would be obliged to cease all communication with them. With everyone under suspicion and everyone responsible for one another, Chechen girls say they are sometimes approached by strangers in the street who chastise them for their appearance, including for wearing bright lipstick. The theft of a cellphone and the subsequent posting of compromising material is a hard blow; the dishonored person has no one to turn to and the one who posted the victim's photos does not risk anything."
One has to say its no wonder the Russians give these medievalist idiots such a hard time. It is to be hoped the hand wringing, beast beating 'liberal' do gooders like Jeremy Corvyn, the French grandmotherfucker Macron and others calling for more immigration from backward, third world communities will see this story and it will help them understand why immigration must be controlled and immigrants vetted to establish their suitability to live in western cultures where punishment rapes, honour killings, child brides and religious police are all totally unacceptable.