- Threats of violence against "errant" women are viewed as "acts of patriotism."
- "They have come to Germany because they wanted to live in
Germany, but they keep trying to turn it into Chechnya with its medieval
ways." — Social worker interviewed by Meduza.
- "Everyone's attention is fixed on the Syrians, but the Chechens are the most dangerous group. We are not paying sufficient attention to this." — Police in Frankfurt (Oder).
The self-appointed morality police involve Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia. The vigilantes are using threats of violence to discourage Chechen migrants from integrating into German society; they are also promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in Germany. German authorities appear unable to stop them.
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