In East London, a group under the name of "Muslim Patrol" have been posting YouTube videos showing them patrolling the streets of predominantly Muslim neighbourhoods and harassing people who they think are not conforming to Muslim law, the moral code and religious law of Islam.

According to UK census data, the last decade saw the number of Muslims in London increase by eight per cent. Areas such as Tower Hamlets, where some of these so-called "Muslim Patrols" are taking place, house a Muslim population of 34.5 per cent.