Residents in a Minneapolis neighborhood are expressing concern about a Muslim man who is seeking to enforce the “civil part of sharia law” among Islamic residents. Abdullah Rashid, 22, who just moved to the Cedar-Riverside section of the city last year, told the Star Tribune that it is his desire to turn the neighborhood into a “sharia-controlled zone,” and to teach Muslims how to live in accordance with the Islamic religion.

“I’m someone who’s dedicated to Islam and trying to help the community all ways I can,” he said. Wearing a patch that identifies himself as the “religious police” with the General Presidency of the Religious Affairs and Welfare of the Ummah, Rashid patrols the community, advising others in the predominantly Somali area that they should not drink or do drugs, nor should they fellowship with those of the opposite sex. READ MORE