As Islamic extremists declare Britain's first Sharia law zone, the worrying social and moral implications


Today, Abu Izzadeen, the self-styled 'Director for Waltham Forest Muslims', will march with his supporters - many of them new young recruits to Islam - as part of their campaign to make the suburban borough into Britain's first Sharia-law zone. Under his brutal set of rules, there would be a ban on alcohol, gambling, drugs, music, smoking and homosexuality, as well as on men and women mixing in public.

This is all part of Izzadeen's concerted campaign to defeat 'Western decadence' and turn large parts of Britain - where, his supporters say, 'people live like animals in a jungle' - into an Islamic Emirate.