Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

2/4/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Muslim youth record hateful activities with crude camera

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)

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/4/2013 (2 years 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.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More Europe

Vatican withdraws support of 'questionable' anti-human trafficking initiative Watch

Image of It has been noticed in recent days that the Global Freedom Network's representative from the Holy See, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, had left the group's executive board.

By CNA/EWTN News

Faithful to its commitment against human trafficking, the Holy See has left the board of an initiative it helped to found, as questions have been raised around both its effectiveness and its chair's possible use of the Pope to raise funds. Vatican City ... continue reading


Romans not enthusiastic over Pope Francis' declaration of a Jubilee Year in Rome Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Jubilee Year was officially declared by Pope Francis in Rome, as it expected for millions of pilgrims to gather around the city to observe the celebration. However, Romans are less enthusiastic and more worried, as Rome is in crisis following the discovery of ... continue reading


French locals not happy about King Salman of Saudi Arabia's three-week Riviera vacation Watch

Image of King Salman visits the Riviera Beach in France together with 1,000 of his entourage.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman was scheduled to arrive in France Friday for a holiday trip at the Riviera Beach. The King was expected to arrive together with 1,000 of his entourage. MUNTINLUPA CITY, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - King Salman's visit was ... continue reading


Islamic State may use store-bought drones to launch terror attacks at British sporting events Watch

Image of ISIS could easily get its hands on cheap drones, with more than 127,000 being bought and sold on online auction site eBay in the last year alone.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Drones, unmanned aerial devices that can now be commercially purchased by civilians, may be used by Islamist State for terrorist attacks at British sporting events. The sick terror group would use the devices to drop explosives on to playing fields, and use the ... continue reading


New financial rules reveal Vatican had a billion euros off the books Watch

Image of The statements were prepared by the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, the Vatican's budget management office.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Holy See reports €1 billion in net assets never before reported, and in a consolidated form. This was part of the revelations that came under new reporting procedures more in line with international accounting standards. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Romans lose hope for city, fear mayor is too weak to conquer political scandals Watch

Image of

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Arrests of powerful political figures in Rome continuously add up. After discoveries of corruption and mafia linkages, Romans feel more burdened over their falling apart home. Although the current mayor proved to be free from any criminal accusations linked to ... continue reading


Horrific female genital mutilation becomes shocking factor in many areas of England Watch

Image of Despite there being a lot of cases against FGM in England, there have been no prosecutions.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Due to mass immigration, female genital mutilation (FGM) has made its way to the United Kingdom. Female genital mutilation is the practice of cutting off a girl's clitoris and labia before stitching up the vulva. According to recent reports, this damaging practice is ... continue reading


Quran manuscript, at 1,500 years old, may be the oldest one discovered to date Watch

Image of The leaves of parchment date back to A.D. 568 and A.D. 645.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After initiating radiocarbon dating, measuring the age of the parchments organic materials, researchers are confident they have found the oldest surviving copies of the Quran. University of Birmingham scholars in the United Kingdom say the parchment was produced within ... continue reading


Prince George turns two! Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the royal toddler's life Watch

Image of Prince George in December 2014.

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Prince George, the firstborn of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, turned two recently and reportedly celebrated with a private tea party at his home in Norfolk. The young, cheeky prince has been in the media spotlight ever since the announcement of Kate's pregnancy. ... continue reading


Shocking footage of horrifying MH17 airplane crash captures HUMAN BODIES falling from the sky (VIDEO) Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An amateur video, shot with a mobile phone, was released over the Internet revealing horrifying and disturbing moments from the MH17 crash in a Ukrainian field. The video was shot by a traumatized couple who witnessed the victims fall from the sky. The shakey footage ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37
1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:4 "These ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11
3 blow the trumpet for the new month, for the full ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58
54 and, coming to his home town, he taught the people ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 31st, 2015 Image

St. Ignatius Loyola
July 31: St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guipzcoa, Spain, ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter