UK: Police stop and search Muslim for “wearing too many clothes while Muslim”

According to the unnamed Muslim man’s statement, “I was rushing to Friday prayers and when I got near to the mosque, all of a sudden the police stop me, put me in handcuffs, and search my body. The female undercover police officer said I was wearing too many clothes for this weather. When they found nothing, they took my name, date of birth, address, and then let me go.”

Al-Bawaba   The six-minute clip, captioned “#WearingClothesWhileMuslim, has so-far garnered 5.6 million views and been shared more than 77,000 times. Many in the UK have expressed anger at what they saw as unfair police treatment of this man because of his religion and appearance. (Hey, Muslims, you have only yourselves to thank for this)

One man wrote on Facebook “Where are we going to with this hatred? It is disintegeration, isolation, radicalisation, discrimination, stereotyping, racial, and targetting [sic]. (Where are we going to with all these illiterate Muslims?) Another asked “What exactly is right about racial profiling (What “race’ is Islam?) and discrimination of this sort?” (Keeping non-Muslims safe?)

Latif Yahia, Iraqi-born author and supposed body-double of Saddam Hussein’s son, wrote on his Facebook page that this was “The real face of Great Britain!! Stopping a #Muslim in the middle of the streets of #London after a woman complained about him because he was wearing too many clothes??” “Right now in the West if you want to make a case against a person you only have to say that he is #Arab or Muslim and the charge of #Terrorism will come automatically…” he continued. (If the shoebomb fits…)