After members of a Dutch motorcycle gang traveled to Kobane, Syria, to fight ISIS, a German motorcycle gang has followed suit and traveled to the vowing to fight the Islamist state.
Members of the Median Empire Motorcycle Gang, based in Cologne, have already traveled to Kobane with weapons in hand to fight the terrorist organization. Leaders of the group have posted images on their Facebook page to show their members in the Syrian city prepared for battle.
In one image, members of the gang stood together, and their logo could be seen on their vests. The image’s caption read, “Our boys were in Kobane today and told me today they were shot at but nothing happened. They are okay.”
The German gang has praised their Dutch peers, the No Surrender gang, for sending three of their members to Kobane to fight. It was previously thought that the gang members could be prosecuted for traveling to the country to fight, but a Dutch prosecutor announced that their actions were in fact lawful.
“Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forbidden. You just can't join a fight against the Netherlands,” clarified prosecutor Wim de Bruin.
The German government reportedly has no regulations in place on whether or not the biker gang can travel to fight.