Stamford Hill Shomrim has again helped to ensure justice for a victim of foul-mouthed anti-Semitic abuse. Not only did they come to the victim’s assistance on the day, they also helped him through the judicial process, particularly with the stressful experience of providing evidence in front of the Judge and jury at Crown Court.
The result was that Rashal Miah was today convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court in connection with the attack.
On Sept 29, 2014, Miah threatened and verbally abused an Orthodox Jewish man, telling him to “shut the f*** up, you f***king Jew, I will slit your throat,” referring to the man as “Yehudi,” Miah declared that he would “kill all the Jews.” The Orthodox victim was driving a school van with young children on board at the time.
After driving the school van from Cranwich Road onto Dunsmure Road N16 in Stamford Hill, Hackney, the victim noticed a black Mercedes driven by Miah heading in his direction. Miah’s car was on the wrong side of the road, trying to overtake congested traffic.
According to Shomrim, the victim asked Mr Miah to reverse his car, due to the accumulation of traffic. In response, Miah exited his car, and began threatening and verbally abusing the Orthodox driver, who stated that Miah ‘appeared aggressive’. Miah began unleashing a torrent of verbal abuse, telling the driver to “shut the f*** up, you f***ing Jew, I will slit your throat”.
Miah also referred to the victim as “Yehudi” (Jew), stating that “I’m going to kill all the Jews”.
In an exclusive to ASW.com, Chaim Hochhauser, Supervisor at Stamford Hill Shomrim said: “This was a shocking anti-Semitic incident especially considering the presence of young children. Shomrim responded swiftly and then worked closely with the local police in supporting the victim.
Confronting anti-Semitism for Shomrim, is about providing direct assistance and acting as the eyes and ears for the police with a zero tolerance approach.”
Miah’s Sentencing is expected at a later date.