Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremists intent on imposing Sharia law on parts of Britain, it was claimed on Monday 04/18/2011. Other targets of the ‘Talibanesque thugs’, being investigated by police in the Tower Hamlets area of London, include homosexuals.
Stickers have been plastered on public walls stating: ‘Gay free zone. Verily Allah Posters for H&M which feature women in bikinis and a racy poster for a Bollywood film have been defaced. It is believed Muslim extremists are behind a spate of attacks being investigated by police, according to the Sunday Times. An Asian woman who works in a pharmacy in east London was told to dress more modestly and wear a veil or the shop would be boycotted.
When she went to the media to talk about the abuse she suffered, a man later entered the pharmacy and told her: ‘If you keep doing these things, we are going to kill you’.
The 31-year-old, who is not a practising Muslim, said she has since been told to take holiday by the pharmacy owners and now fears she may lose her job. She said: ‘Why should I wear a hijab (headscarf) or burqa? I haven’t done anything wrong.’
Other incidents reported include the placing of stickers across the white-minority borough which state it is a ‘gay-free zone’ and the daubing of paint on posters for clothing shop H&M featuring women in bikinis (see also -Londonstan ).
Ghaffar Hussain, of the anti-extremism think-tank the Quilliam Foundation, told The Sunday Times that the intimidation was the work of ‘Talibanesque thugs’. He added: ‘This minority think they have the right to impose their fringe interpretation of Islam on others.’
hree men have been charged with religiously-aggravated criminal damage in connection with some of the incidents, which have mirrored crude attempts at censorship in Birmingham.
Firebrand Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary the leader of banned militant group Islam4UK, said that he was aware of individuals who would speak up if they saw a Muslim woman without a headscarf, but insisted they were only giving advice about their views of Islam.
Recently it was revealed that Rich Dart, a middle-class former BBC worker, had converted to Islam and was living in Bow, east London in a £300,000 flat paid for by benefits. Despite being unemployed, Mr Dart regularly attends Muslim rallies in which he was recently heard to say: ‘When the Taliban defeat the allies we will establish sharia law and take the fight to the enemy.’ Before Christmas posters appeared in the borough claiming the religious festival was ‘evil’.
The campaign’s organiser was 27-year-old Abu Rumaysah, who once called for sharia law in Britain at a press conference held by Anjem Choudary.
UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, on Saturday 02/05/2011, has criticized “state multiculturalism”. The UK needed a stronger national identity and signaled a tougher stance on Islamist extremism (see – WIND OF CHANGE ).