Islamists are trying to enforce their severe Sharia law code of conduct in London, to drag “enveloped in sin “ Britain to a sin-free society by any means – from abstention to amputation.
They’ve started a campaign to make certain areas of London and other cities Islamic law-controlled zones – starting with Walthamstow, East London. They do believe that Islam and Sharia are unstoppable in Europe.
“Muslims will be commanding good and forbidding evil, presenting Islam as an alternative, to the Muslim and non-Muslim community. Ultimately we believe that Muslims can live together, trade according to the Sharia, resolve their problems according to the Sharia, and even police themselves, to a large extent. Hopefully one day we will have Islamic Emirates which will have authority locally, security locally, and even provide welfare locally,” day-dreams Anjem Choudary, spokesperson for Muslims Against the Crusades.
Choudary and his friends are fly-posting parts of London with a large Muslim population. They want to ban drinking, gambling, and playing music. And they say they’ve got bands of young men ready to patrol and enforce Sharia law, by any means.
“Enforcement should initially be on the level of inviting and forbidding verbally. But if someone has the capability to forbid what essentially is evil, like pornography or prostitution, he should do so,” says Sharia supporter Abu Izzadeen, meaning physical rather than verbal preaching. “I believe prostitutes that are near the mosque, they should be run out of the area.”
These Muslims say British society is broken: riddled with drugs, crime and prostitution. Because of that, they firmly believe members of the communities they are targeting will welcome Sharia law. But the word on the street about the campaign tells a different story.
“If you don’t like the laws of the place you live, then find somewhere you do appreciate the laws. All of these things are completely legal in this country,” one British man told RT.
“This isn’t India or Pakistan. This is England, we’ve got our own laws. People haven’t got a right to come in here and bring their own laws,” one woman declared.
“I think that’ll cause nothing but trouble,” a market trader concluded.
Councillor Martin Easom agrees, saying this could destroy community cohesion.
“We’ve got squads going round the borough, taking down the posters as soon as they’re put up, because we do not want these posters around the borough, they do not represent the views of our borough, they have no place in Waltham Forest,” Martin Easom, chief executive of Waltham Forest Council, stated.
Citizen equality campaigners say the Sharia supporters should not be considered a religious movement, but a far-right political organization – with a poster campaign designed to divide and conquer communities.
“Their danger lies in dividing communities and people, creating mistrust, and particularly among non-Muslims towards moderate Muslims,” Anne Marie Waters of One Law for All movement, said.
“I think this is part of their aim, to create mistrust, so they can then turn to moderate Muslims and say, look everyone hates you, we’re your friend, turn to us. It’s a very dangerous thing, and it’s a political tactic to increase their own power,” she explained.
Undeterred by his opponents, Choudary and his group plan what they see as the beginning of an Islamic Emirate, not just in the UK, but all over Europe.
The police have mobilized to take those posters down as fast as they appear. But Choudary and his group have formed bands of enforcers to make sure Sharia law is adhered to, verbally or physically. And in other parts of London, women have already been harassed for not covering their heads. Should these Muslims ever get their way, Britain’s traditional way of life would become a risk, rather than a civil liberty.