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Islamists Set Up 'Sharia Neighborhoods' in London

Islamic hate preacher bombards neighborhoods in London with signs stating that they have become a 'a Sharia-controlled zone.'
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/8/2011, 5:14 AM

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Islamists in Britain have set up zones where the Muslim Sharia law would be enforced, local media reported last week.

The Daily Mail reported that some communities have been bombarded with bright yellow posters which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’

The messages were found on bus stops and street lamps, said the report, and have already been seen across certain boroughs in London. They order that ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’ should be seen in the Sharia-controlled zone.

According to the report, dozens of streets in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham have been hit with these signs.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary is reportedly behind the scheme, and he has said he plans to flood specific Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the UK and “put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term.”

Choudary is the founder of two Muslim groups in Britain that were banned by the British government after being declared terrorist organizations. He has threatened British Jews who support Israel, stating that it is an “Islamic obligation upon Muslims everywhere to support the Jihad against those who fight Muslims anywhere in the world or who occupy Muslim land.”

He has often praised Muslim terrorists, referring to the September 11 terrorists as “magnificent martyrs.” In 2003 he endorsed terrorist attacks by British Muslims and said that al-Muhajiroun, one of the groups he founded, would “encourage people to fulfill their Islamic duties and responsibilities.” He praised the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India and has also called for stoning homosexuals, assassinating the Pope, and prosecuting Queen Elizabeth for genocide.

Most recently, Choudary said that U.S. President Barack Obama must embrace Islam as a way of life or face the consequences of a trial under the Shariah Islamic court system. He claimed that Obama is waging a war against Islam.

He was quoted by The Daily Mail as saying about the ‘Sharia neighborhoods’, “We now have hundreds if not thousands of people up and down the country willing to go out and patrol the streets for us and a print run of between 10,000 and 50,000 stickers ready for distribution. We are going to go to all these same areas and implement our own Sharia-controlled zones.”

He claimed that “this is the best way for dealing with drunkenness and loutishness, prostitution and the sort of thug life attitude you get in British cities.”

The Scotland Yard is now working with local councils to remove the posters and identify those responsible for putting them up, The Daily Mail said.

The leader of Waltham Forest Council, Chris Robbins, told the newspaper, “As soon as we heard about these posters we worked over the weekend to take them all down. Since then we have been going through our CCTV images and working with the police to try to identify the culprits. Our policy is to use the full extent of our powers to prosecute any offenders.”

He added that “people should not get the wrong idea about our borough because a handful of small-minded idiots, who do not live here, decide to deface our streets with ridiculous posters.”