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2/4/2013 (1 year ago)

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An extremist "Muslim Patrol" attempting to enforce Sharia law in East London by coercion and bullying has been condemned by England's imams. The group has posted several YouTube videos of verbal attacks on passerby walking through Tower Hamlets area of London.

The Muslim Patrol in one video tells a woman wearing a short skirt that she 'cannot dress like that in a Muslim area.' In another video, they harass a young man, saying that he looks like a homosexual. (Bad Quality Photo)

The Muslim Patrol in one video tells a woman wearing a short skirt that she "cannot dress like that in a Muslim area." In another video, they harass a young man, saying that he looks like a homosexual. (Bad Quality Photo)

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/4/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: East London, Muslim, Sharia law, harassment, YouTube


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Muslim Patrol has verbally harassed homosexuals, calling them "dirty" and demanding that they leave the neighborhood quickly. The group has also harassed drinkers and women who aren't dressed modestly, in an attempt to enforce Sharia law.

The self-styled "Muslim Patrol" group has posted videos of three verbal attacks online. Out of the guilty parties in the attacks, at least five have been arrested on suspicion of harassment, according to CNN. While the group's alleged purpose is to defend Islamic morals, numerous local and national Muslim leaders have denounced their dubious methods.

Beginning their patrol late at night, the group makes sure that their faces don't appear on camera. The attacks were based in the Tower Hamlets area in London, some happening right outside an East London Mosque.

The Muslim Patrol in one video tells a woman wearing a short skirt that she "cannot dress like that in a Muslim area." In another video, they harass a young man, saying that he looks like a homosexual.

"What's wrong with your face, mate? Why you dressed like that for? You need to get out of here. You're dirty, mate," an anonymous attacker said on a video obtained by CNN.

The patrol also accosts a man drinking a beer while walking through the streets. An anonymous voice stops him and says, "This is a Muslim area, okay? Alcohol bad." The group claim that these vices are contributing to the moral degradation of their neighborhoods.

"Alcohol is causing so much problems in the area; in fact it's blighting the area. It causes crime, it causes people misbehaving and drunken disorderly behavior," Abdul Muhid, part of the Muslim Patrol says.

Religious leaders are not impressed with this group's efforts. In fact, members of the East London Mosque have condemned the Muslim Patrol's actions.

In a statement, the mosque's leaders said that "These actions are utterly unacceptable and clearly designed to stoke tensions and sow discord ... The actions of this tiny minority have no place in our faith or on our streets."

Fueling the condemnation, the Muslim Council of Britain has rejected the notion that there is any scriptural basis for this type of harassment.

"All of it was very, very un-Islamic," Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain told newspaper journalists.

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