According to the UK's Daily Mail, the "London Taliban" is working to impose Shariah law on parts of Britain and reportedly issuing threats to residents who refuse to comply. W
omen who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and death by Islamic extremists. Other targets of the "Talibanesque thugs" include members of the gay community.
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.