A fundamentalist group is trying to enforce Muslim Shariah law in eastern parts of London and expand the enforcement to other areas, according to recent reports in British media. The Telegraph reported, on Sunday, that the group put up signs last month in the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham that people were entering a “Sharia-controlled zone” where Islamic rules were enforced and gambling, alcohol and music was banned. The newspaper said police removed the posters.
The group's website said the signs were part of a fight against "the crusaders", and residents of Waltham Forest were sent veiled threats about stoning and the cutting off of hands for violation of Shariah law. The website has a place of honor for a Muslim who was charged in 2008 with helping terror after he told his followers to fight the United States in Iraq. Some Muslims have been quoted as saying, "These Muslims must seek an Islamic state. There's no place for them in Britain."