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BRITAIN: More Islamic Extremist Posters Appear Around East London

Another set of Islamist posters have appeared around the poorer neighborhoods of East London.
It is understood the posters were found last Thursday morning at council-managed housing blocks in Shadwell, next to the DLR and Overground station. They state: “You are entering a Shariah controlled zone. Islamic rules enforced.” Underneath, images declare that smoking, alcohol, music, drugs, prostitution and porn are forbidden. Although they do not mention homosexuality, the posters are expected to cause concern among the local gay population. In June, an 18-year-old man was fined £100 after he was convicted of distributing stickers declaring parts of Tower Hamlets a “gay-free zone”. The latest posters are identical to ones found in Waltham Forest and Newham.
One local imam told police he has thousands of people "ready to patrol" the streets in order to discourage "anti-Islamic behavior."

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