'Muslim Patrol' police London streets
'Muslim Patrol' police London streetsA group of young men are attempting to create 'Muslim zones' in East London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Islam4UK Spokesman Anjem Choudary (C) leaves a press conference in Millbank Studios on January 12, 2010 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Is Islamic law coming to London? A series of ‘Muslim Patrol’ videos have gone viral over the past few weeks. They show a group of young men attempting to create ‘Muslim zones’ in the city. Although their actions have been condemned by the East London Mosque, they continue to patrol neighbourhoods and stop people they believe are not conforming to Islamic law. So who do they really represent?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Jane Kelly @Janekelly25
Journalist, Salisbury Review
Shams Adduha Muhammad
Director, Ebrahim College
Organiser, The Shariah Project
Zahed Amanullah @zahed
Chief Media Officer, Unitas Communications
Shelina Janmohamed @loveinheadscarf
Wais Islam @waisislam
Former Labour Councillor, White Chapel
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