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Salafists who caused outrage by mounting patrols in western Germany as "Shariah Police" have ditched their vests and changed their name, but pledged to continue to take action. It comes as political leaders were accused of creating a "safe zone" for Islamists.

"North Rhine-Westphalia has become the national front runner in imports and exports of holy warriors," Christian Democratic Union (CDU) state parliament member and interior policy spokesman Theo Kruse said on Friday.

Kruse argued that the state had become a "national space of peace and recovery for Salafists" and a "safe zone" for Islamists.


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