East London police have arrested five men in connection to a series of incidents in which a so-called “Muslim patrol” targeted gays and others.

The men describe themselves as “vigilantes implementing Islam upon your own necks” in videos they uploaded to YouTube.com. In one video, a man is chased out of the area at nighttime for looking like a “fag.”

The men are heard harassing the man, informing him that he is “walking through a Muslim area dressed like a fag.” (The videos have since been removed but footage can be seen in the embedded report. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Police have arrested 5 men between the ages of 17 and 29.

According to The Guardian, the East London Mosque has condemned the actions, calling the harassment “utterly unacceptable.”

“This incident is yet another reminder of the homophobic abuse that gay people face all too often,” the gay rights group Stonewall said in a statement. “We urge victims of all homophobic crimes and incidents to report them to the police and for the police to take action to protect gay people from these disturbing crimes.”

Police have urged the victims to step forward.