By OLIVER HARVEY, Chief Feature Writer
[T'S the leafy London suburb that's gearing up to be one of the host local authorities for next year's Olympics.
But yesterday bemused residents of Waltham Forest were reacting to news the borough had been declared an Islamic emirate by a fringe group of fundamentalists.
The group Muslims Against Crusades has demanded strict Sharia law in the east London community - banning gambling, smoking and alcohol.
Dozens of posters had been put up - quickly removed by the council - insisting: "You are entering a Shariah controlled zone - Islamic rules enforced."
The group's Islamic Emirates Project aims to establish independent Muslim states within Britain and has also earmarked Bradford and Dewsbury in West Yorks, and Luton, Beds.]
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