Well, seems the UK is getting closer to having its own Saudi Arabia-style “morality police” every day.
A pair of Islamic converts joined a ‘Muslim Patrol’ in east London to impose Sharia Law, threatening to stab people they believed to be anti-islamic and confiscating their alcohol.
Ricardo McFarlane, 26, and a 23-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons, joined convert Jordan Horner, 19, of Walthamstow, east London, roaming the streets in the early hours of the morning last December and this January.
They threatened to ‘kill non believers’ and ‘shank’ – stab – them and uploaded videos to Youtube criticising non-Muslims for being inappropriately dressed.
Around 4am on January 6 of this year Horner, McFarlane and the 23-year-old approached a group of five men walking along the street, snatched cans of beer out of their hands before emptying them into the gutter.
Horner demanded: ‘Why are you poisoning your body? It is against Islam. This is Muslim Patrol. Kill the non-believers.’
One then told another to ‘go get the shank’ in reference to a knife but as the group of men started walking away Horner threw punches hitting at least two of the men.
He and a 23-year-old also threatened a man and two doctors Claire Coyle and Robert Gray around the Bethnal Green Road and Great Eastern Street areas of east London on December 19 last year and January 13 this year.
Horner, the 23-year-old and McFarlane are all due to be sentenced on December 6.