After a series of some extremely disturbing incidents in Londonin which people were harassed by so-called vigilantes who posted videos of their illicit behavior online, two men have been arrested.The incidents including a man being subjected to homophobic abuse are linked to a group declaring itself to be ‘Muslim Patrols’of WhiteChapel.
In their recent video, a group of men portrayed themselves as "vigilantes implementing Islam upon your own necks", a man is chased and told: "Get out of here you fag… Don't stay around here anymore."
A statement was releasedby the East London Mosque last week in which these actions were condemned. "These actions are utterly unacceptable and clearly designed to stoke tensions and sow discord," it said. "We wholly condemn them. The East London Mosque is committed to building co-operation and harmony between all communities in this borough. The actions of this tiny minority have no place in our faith or on our streets.”
Two men, aged 19 and 22, have been arrested in connection with the investigation on suspicionof GBH and public order offences.
The footage showing British Muslims trying to enforcing sharia (Islamic laws) on the streets of Britain has caused a lot of uproar. Those who have shared the videos and those who have watched them are all disgusted. Here are a few comments:
‘I’m an american veteran and can see the writing on the wall. It will eventually come down to civil war between these islamists and the general population who will become fed up with this kind of behavior that is allowed by the government. I pray for tommy robinson and his crew to be the salvation of the british people in doing something about this and that it will become “thier finest hour”.’
‘So Muslims have begun breaking the law of this land by enforcing their own laws with intimidation, how long will it be before they enforce them with violence? How long will it be before areas of the country are segregated into no go areas? most importantly where will it all end? If this is allowed to continue there can be but one conclusion and sadly i can see Enoch Powell was right with his rivers of blood speech! Blood will be spilled on our streets, its not a question of if only that of when!’
‘When will they start RAPING young girls while they’re out doing their civic duty?’
These are some of the few harsh comments by people who have seen the video. Their expression might be intolerable but what else can be expected after posting such videos in which you are harassing civilians – regular people going about their business?
These extremists, for that is what they are, who do such illegal acts don't represent the majority of Muslims. They are people who think that being evil to one another is doing God’s work, which isn’t true. These are the same people who fly banners stating they want Sharia law allowed in the UK, these are the people who can only create confusion.
UK, America or any other non-Muslim country are all multicultural societies that have welcomed people of different races, religion and casts with open arms. These societies welcome those who want to progress, work hard and can abide by their rules. To believe you can alter their rules and culture is honestly delusional and creates chaos and nothing else.
Sharia is a term misused by these hardliner Muslims. Sharia, in its true meaning is the way that Muslims believe God has advised people to live, as documented in the Quran and by the practices of Prophet Muhammad. Literally meaning street, Sharia refers to God’s Way or God’s Law, which practicing Muslims use as a guide for living their daily lives. It is not something you can impose on others without their will or approval. It is especially not something which you can impose on non-Muslims.
Taking the law in your own hands and forgoing the law of the land while you preach religion, especially a religion which tells you to correct yourself first before guiding others, how is that a good cause? Such actions will obviously bring about more Islamophobia and will generate more hardships for the Muslims coexisting peacefully in those countries. That, is something these unruly preachers need to think about and pay attention to.