'Muslim Patrol' demand women cover up in London

Jan 19, 2013, 08:11 IST | Agencies

Locals are being terrorised by a gang of hooded men who confiscate alcohol and order women to cover up in Muslim neighbourhoods

An Islamic vigilante group has been confronting people in a London suburb asking women to cover up and to give up alcohol claiming they were living an ‘unclean life’, prompting authorities to clamp down.

The vigilantes have asked the women to dress conservatively and have said that women who don’t are naked animals with no self respect. representation Pic/Getty Images

The hooded men, who call themselves Muslim Patrol, have been filmed walking London’s streets and calling white women ‘naked animals with no self respect.’ The group is also shown taking ‘evil’ booze from revellers and filming a cyclist being treated after a road accident, claiming they were injured because they were unclean.

In one exchange, a member of the group says, “We don’t care if you are appalled at all,” before calling themselves ‘vigilantes implementing Islam upon your own necks’. They have uploaded videos to their YouTube channel with the most recent three-minute clip causing a stir online.

The Truth About Saturday Night, which was uploaded has already been viewed more than 42,000 times. Scotland Yard says it is investigating. It was shot on a mobile phone at night with a number of men seen shouting ‘this is a Muslim area’ towards white Britons they’ve confronted.

The video states: “From women walking the street dressed like complete naked animals with no self respect, to drunk people carrying alcohol, to drunks being killed in the middle of the road, we try our best to capture and forbid it all.” On another occasion, a woman takes offence to their requests and tells them they are in Great Britain, at which point they respond by saying ‘they don’t respect those who disobey God’.

Mohammed Shafiq, the chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which campaigns for a peaceful co-existence among communities, has condemned the group’s behaviour. He said: “We live in the UK and we are governed by UK law, there should be no mob rule. If people are involved in this behaviour then it is worrying, but it is an isolated incident.” 

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