Vigilantes harrass Londoners for violating Islamic law
London Police Arrest Two In 'Muslim Patrol' Incidents : The Two-Way : NPR
Over the past week, London has been hit by a series of incidents in which a group of self-styled vigilantes have accosted Londoners for not adhering to what they say are Islamic standards.The men posted videos of their "Muslim patrols" on YouTube. In one video posted by BBC World, the men appear take an alcoholic beverage from a pedestrian and pour it out. They tell him that alcohol is not allowed in a "Muslim area."
Later in the video, the men tell a young woman wearing a skirt to cover up."We don't respect those who disobey God," they tell her.The woman tells them she is "appalled.""This is Great Britain," she says, to which one of the men responds that they are "vigilantes implementing Islam upon your necks."This week, after another video — this time showing the men accosting another man for being gay — surfaced online, Scotland Yard made two arrests.