A CONVICTED extremist who tried to enforce Sharia law in Waltham Forest has apologised for terrorising non-Muslims.

Member of the ‘Muslim patrol’ Jordan Horner targeted couples holding hands, people drinking alcohol, and women who the group deemed to be dressed "inappropriately".

His behaviour escalated and in December 2013 he was jailed for 17 months for the first case of Muslim sectarian violence in Britain to come before the courts.

Now on licence from prison, the 21-year-old said he has reformed.

"I apologise to the individuals that I did harass and attack,” he told Sky News.

“Somebody who makes mistakes never recognises they're making a mistake until they analyse what they've done after they've done it.

"Now I've moved away from that and I've studied my faith correctly and I understand that these are the type of actions that are completely incorrect."

Jordan Horner, 21, of Radbourne Crescent, Walthamstow, was the first person in the UK to be banned from preaching in public following a landmark five-year ASBO ruling in February 2014.

He had an additional three-year order placed on his ASBO banning him from attending any demonstration, protest or rally with 13 other people.

Horner has now admitted that his actions could have caused Islamophobia - and for the past year, has been working with an agency which claims to have reformed 20 extremists in the past six years.

Usman Raja, who runs the Unity Initiative, said the organisation's goal is to tackle the "mistranslation" of Islam by using the teachings of respected scholars.

Horner claims that now he has realised he was thinking of society in a “them and us” way.

He still practices as a Muslim but said he will never enforce the principles on anyone else.