Germany Bans Islamist Groups for Plotting to Impose Sharia Law

For now they’re going after local hard line Salafists, but this does set an important precedent. European countries have generally only targeted Islamist groups for overt criminality and refrained from applying the kind of legal measures they have used against far right groups.

Authorities in Germany have banned three Islamist groups, accusing them of being “anti-democratic” and seeking to impose sharia law.

DawaFFM, Islamische Audios and An-Nussrah all adhere to ultra-conservative Salafist doctrine.

“Salafism, as represented by the groups banned today, is incompatible with our peaceful, democratic system,” Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said in a statement.

“DawaFFM, Islamische Audios and An-Nussrah aim to change our society in an aggressive way so that democracy is replaced by a Salafist system and the state of law replaced by sharia,” he went on.


The Interior Minister was careful to limit his condemnation of Salafism to these groups specifically, which is disappointing, but it creeps closer to a rationale for targeting Islamist groups in general.

If any group that seeks to replace democracy with Islamism and state law with Sharia is admitted to be inherently anti-democratic and incompatible with the German system, then the question of aggressive change of political change is largely a technical one.

  • Drakken

    Just wait until those wonderful islamist go on a little rampage because us infidels got in the way of the jihad fun. Deport or eliminate the whole damn bunch of them.

    • BS77

      Europe better freakin' wake up and wake up fast.

  • Anonymous

    There were police raids apparently — foiled Islamist attacks which would have been against German so-called right wingers. (Wonder when the EU will be screaming," Islamophobia", etc.)

    • Drakken

      Just wait until one of those islamist gets lucky and bombs the right, then you will see retaliation in spades.

      • AdinaK

        Well, this is very good news, at least in terms of taking baby steps towards this plague of death – Islamism.
        And it is also the case, that far right groups (and they can be nasty pieces of work!) will give them back in spades, but it is not as if they have a monopoly on claiming dibs. Not at all. Actually, all people who care about their liberty must join in, and they can –

        There is a time and place for everything. Now IS the time for a "western jihad". Yes, there IS a clash of civilizations.

        Adina Kutnicki, Israel

        • Drakken

          Come on Adina, lets get the naming thing right, western Crusade works much better don't ya think? Instead of western jihad?

  • @luck0077

    The big problem is that the UN is pushing the Muslim agenda. Our Supreme Court in Canada just handed down the stupidest decision it has ever made. Giving people a right to commit violence if someone upsets them. It is the first step in making way for Islamic blasphemy laws. Countries need to label Islam as a Cult and outlaw It as well as Sharia Law. It's a no brainer that it's a cult straight from Hell.

  • JacksonPearson

    The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group.

    The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations counts more than 100 Muslim delegates representing some 20 states at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week. That’s up from 25 delegates in 2004, according to CAIR.

    CAIR government affairs coordinator Robert McCaw said the numbers were “a sign of the American Muslim community’s growing civic engagement and acceptance in the Democratic Party.” He also said that Democrats had targeted outreach to American Muslims. A “handful” of Muslims were delegates at the Republic National Convention last week in Tampa, Fla.,McGraw said. Campaign officials for Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama’s GOP challenger, did not respond to a request for comment.

    Neither Republicans nor Democrats invited a Muslim cleric to deliver a blessing during their conventions, even as Christian, Jewish and Sikh leaders received invitations.

    Most Muslim Americans voted Republican through the 2000 presidential election, but switched allegiances after the Patriot Act and other post-9/11 security policies, which some Muslims believe unfairly target their community. And while former President George W. Bush called Islam a “religion of peace,” some conservative Republicans now push for state laws to ban Shariah, Islamic law. The national GOP platform approved last week declares that U.S. courts should not consider foreign laws in their decisions.

    Edward E. Curtiss IV, a religious studies professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, said that many Muslims have been disappointed by Obama’s foreign policies, particularly civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan and the lack of progress toward a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But, “in the end, the decision to support Obama is a decision to defend Muslims against Islamophobia,” Curtiss said.

    • Rebas Thgil

      Muslims and Democrats make strange bedfellows. Who's duping who?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Muslims and Democrats make strange bedfellows. Who's duping who?"

        Both have ideologies founded on delusion. The duping is going in both directions.

  • Rebas Thgil

    Hurray for Germany in this move!

  • joe

    Good for Germany .
    Unfortunately it is probably too late for them to save themselves . muslims control many major cities there by population .
    Berlin had to warn Jews to stop wearing Jewish religious icons and clothing to prevent from being assaulted by muslims .

    The persecution of Jews has begun again all over Europe and politicians are doing the same thing about it as they are about muslims raping their children – nothing.

  • Chezwick

    If there is one lesson we've learned from the banning of extremist groups in the Muslim world, it's that they just re-constitute under a different name.

  • Hank Rearden

    Wouldn't it be nice if there were to be an official proclamation by the German government to the effect "because of our past persecution of Jews in Germany, we Germans are uniquely committed on this subject. Regardless of any other consideration, legal status or legal claim, any group of people identified with the persecution of Jews in Germany will be deported."

    The funny thing is this would help the Germans save themselves. But…..nevah happen!

  • omid

    I am was a Muslim and we should ban any Mausq building anywhere in Europe or U.S.A. If you like sharia law go back to the same country you came from.

    Islam is an evil religion.

  • omid

    I was Muslim before. We should ban any Mausq building anywhere in Europe or U.S.A. If you like sharia law go back to the same country where you came from.

    Islam is an evil religion

  • frjm

    We really need that attitude in America.