A viral video has unearthed fake beggars in the UK, where the perpetrators pose as fake Muslims. According to reports in London, a Romanian mafia has employed a group of girls and women dress in Muslim attire to pose as Muslims. This group, posing as Muslims, begs at the most crowded and popular roads in London and other parts of Britain. They become a nuisance as well as a source of maligning the reputation of Muslims.
A BBC journalist launched a sting operation against such con artists. He followed them and asked them to read the Islamic verse of Al Fatiah and receive £10/-. However, as they not actually Muslims they could not recite the verses and had to flee. Many lauded the initiative of the journalist to expose the fake beggars and for raising the issue of tarnishing the images of Muslims in an already Islamophobic British society.