Two men have been arrested in connection with a video that surfaced of an East London group calling itself the Muslim Patrol harassing a man it believed to be gay.
In the clip (above) one member tells their unnamed victim he was chosen because he was “walking through a Muslim area dressed like a fag.”
Another shouts, “You’re gay mate, get out of here you bloody fag. Don’t stay around here anymore.”
Police arrested one 22-year-old suspect on Sunday and another, a 19-year-old, the following day. Both have been charged with “suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and public order offenses,” according to Pink News. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Service said the department takes such incidents “very seriously.”
The Muslim Patrol has posted other offensive clips on its now-terminated YouTube page, including one depicting members defacing ads for Victoria’s Secret bras, and another of them harassing people for dressing in revealing clothes.