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An American college student from Florida had only been in London to study abroad for three days when he was viciously attacked outside an area bar by a gang of Muslim men, who said they are the Muslim Patrol and enforce sharia law, informing the man that he was “obviously not local.”
Francesco Hounye, 23, was left permanently scarred and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being attacked by the gang as he walked home following a night out in the east London area of Shadwell on June 17, 2013. Now, after the help of the community, the five men have been identified and finally brought to justice, sentenced to jail for up to six years each for the horrific attack, MailOnline reported.
Hounye suffered a fractured eye socket and needed 23 stitches after being kicked repeatedly in the head by the five men, who also grabbed a bottle of Jagermeister liquor from his hand and smashed it over his head. The thugs have been identified as Samad Uddin, 25, Shaleem Uddin, 21, Shadhat Hussain, 20, Kamrul Hussain, 23, and Masoom Rahman, 22, and are known for multiple attempts to brutally enforce sharia law in the area against anyone found drinking, women dressed scantily clad, and homosexuals. They are a vigilante group who patrol on their own accord, not supported by local law enforcement.
“I am now scared to go out on my own in London,” said Houyne, in a statement released by the police. “I feel very emotional about the whole situation. I also now face the rest of my life with the permanent scarring that will be left on my face as a result of this attack. Every time I look in the mirror from now on I will be reminded of this incident.
“Vigilantes implementing Islam upon your own necks,” chimes another voice.
The group is also accused of threatening to stab non-Muslims, according to the Daily Beast.