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London Shomrim search for suspect who threatened Jewish family

IMG_20160410_140119London Shomrim were assisting the Metropolitan Police in searching on Sunday evening for male who, unprovoked, threatened a Jewish family on the street in Stamford Hill,  Hackney.  “Jews, move away, move away your children, a bomb is coming”, the culprit is alleged to have said.

The suspect also held a metal bar and stick in his hands. He was described as a white male, wearing a dark grey short sleeve T-shirt, blue trousers and had a shaved head.

The incident happened on Queen Elizabeth’s Walk and the suspect was last seen walking on Lordship Park.

If you have any information please call the Metropolitan Police on 101.

London man has suffered 30 anti-Semitic attacks in three years

Yisro’el Shalom, 52, is a Londoner, widower, and former comedian of Jewish descent. According to Shalom, he has been the target of anti-Semitic attacks for years — 30 attacks in three years, to be precise.

Shalom used to live in Newham, east London, where he reportedly suffered numerous attacks including getting beaten up and having swastikas spray-painted over his home.

“After the graffiti attack I only ever went out for Shabbat to the synagogue,” Shalom recalled, according to the Daily Express. ” … All my doors and windows were double-locked and I spent four months ordering food online, and just walking from room to room.”

Shalom was even forced to wear a stab-proof vest and put a metal gate and iron bars over his home to protect himself.

“I couldn’t even put music on because I needed to hear if anybody was trying to get into the house,” Shalom said.

Shalom has since moved to Finchley, a less hostile part of London. But he fears he is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) since the spate of attacks.

“When you see these things, we are at the beginning of what we said ‘never again’ to 70 years ago,” he said, referring to the common declaration among Jews in reference to the Holocaust, the Daily Express reports.

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No warm welcome experienced by Yisro’el Shalom

London’s Metropolitan Police said the number of anti-Semitic crimes reported in Newham — Shalom’s former neighbourhood, where the attacks took place — have doubled since 2015.

“We will not tolerate hate crime and take positive action to investigate all allegations, support victims and arrest offenders,” a spokesman for the Met Police said.

Unfortunately, that assurance comes too little, too late for Shalom.

“I’m supposed to be able to walk down any damn street that I want in this country,” he said, “but sadly that’s just not how it is.”

EXCLUSIVE: Stamford Hill community hit by three anti-Semitic crimes in days – plus Shomrim response

AntiSemitismWatch reported yesterday on the shocking anti-Semitic attack faced by a Stamford Hill orthodox family as they passed through the Blackwall Tunnel. We also exclusively revealed the importance of the Shomrim role in helping to ensure the arrest of the suspects and in reassuring the victims through their swift response, support and co-ordination role.

Appallingly, there have been two further vile anti-Semitic attacks in the days following. All have affected the ultra-orthodox Stamford Hill community.

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Hasidic Jew wearing a shtreimel (fur hat).

During Shabbat, a 14-year-old orthodox male was targeted by a lone male who ripped off his shtreimel (traditional orthodox Jewish headwear) and threw it in the river. As if that was not despicable enough, the young male was also assaulted.  Although Shomrim answered the young mans call for help quickly they were not able to find the suspect. The matter was, however, reported to police for investigation.

7e579ff9d3c40c94b4a0549bdfb57809ln the early hours of Monday morning, 11th March, three young orthodox Jewish boys were walking along Manor Road in Stamford Hill. A male approached and, unprovoked, shouted anti-Semitic abuse at the young victims, who immediately contacted Shomrim.

The suspect allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”, “F***ing Jews” and “Kill the Jews” amongst his tirade of abuse.

Shomrim responded straight away and discovered the suspect was still in the area. He was continuing to be very abusive, threatening and shouting anti-Semitic comments.shom

Shomrim liaised with the Metropolitan police and supported the victims. The suspect was subsequently arrested by police.

Chaim Hochhauser, Supervisor at Stamford Hill Shomrim, said “Antisemitism and all types of Hate Crime is unacceptable, I urge victims and witnesses to report such incidents immediately. Such incidents should never be accepted as the norm, no matter how regular these incidents sadly happen.”

You can follow the Stamford Hill Shomrim group on Twitter via @Shomrim

 

German Police show British and other law enforcers how to deal with hate

With the Labour Party in crisis over allegations of anti-Semitism, student unions on campus inciting the same through their systemically anti-Semitic BDS activities, online hate crime soaring and the ever dredful anxiety over when the next terrorist attack on the community will happen, it is entirely appropriate to ask what the law enforcers are doing about this? Are those charged with protecting us from such evil doing enough?

images-8In Germany at least there appears to be some progress. The Berlin Police completed a large-scale raid on internet users on Wednesday. Officers targeted ten separate apartments in the German capital in the suburbs of Spandau, Tempelhof, Marzahn, Hellersdorf and Pankow.

The force confiscated mobile phones, narcotics and weapons. Nine suspects were arrested, aged 22-58, and are accused of posting hate messages, including anti-semitic slogans, on social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter, reports Berliner Morgenpost.

This is perhaps ironic considering it came just the day before front page headlines appeared in London’s Evening Standard, accusing the Metropolitan Police, the largest police force in Britain,  of ‘failing victims of hate crime’.

The Berlin Police meanwhile confirmed many of the suspects  have what they consider a “right-extremist” background.

images-7Police announced that the raids show those Germans who think they can hide behind the anonymity of the Internet to conduct their vile behaviour are not as safe as they might think. They say that anyone who spreads hate may be next on the list of apartments to be raided in the future.

58 police were involved in the raids and some illegal items were found. Police found one revolver handgun, though it was not mentioned if it had any ammunition or whether or not is was deactivated.

Berlin has seen a rapid increase in prosecutions for hate speech on the internet. In 2014 there were 196 investigations, while 2015 saw 289 cases. In the last six months there have been three raids prior to this one, but so far this has been the largest in scale.

Investigators have set up a special task force who work with the organization Network Against Nazis (NAN),  headed by ex-stasi agent Anetta Kahani, to monitor internet postings across Germany.

A Berlin Police spokesman said that the team is constantly searching YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp and especially Facebook where most cases are pursued because users are forced to use their real names. He said the message of the raids is clear, “the internet is not above the law.”

The closest the British police have seemingly come to such activity is to issue an apparently menacing tweet, warning people not to get into trouble on-line.

As reported by Breitbart London, the Greater Glasgow Police offered internet users this helpful advice: “Think before you post or you may receive a visit from us this weekend. Use the internet safely. #thinkbeforeyoupost”.

Let us hope these words actually turn into action!

More football related anti-Semitic abuse – Spurs v Arsenal

Mobile phone video footage has emerged of  football fans bursting into a racist chant as they travelled on the London Underground to a match against their arch-rivals.

The Arsenal supporters were caught on camera shouting anti-Semitic abuse on Saturday as they made their way to the North London derby at White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur.

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The footage was filmed by a disgusted fellow passenger and in it the group of men and one woman, wearing a red Arsenal scarf, can be heard chanting: ‘I’ve got foreskin [muffled] f*** the Jews.’

The video was shot as fans of the rival teams clashed violently before the match.

The Tottenham fan who filmed the clip, who did not want to be named, told the Daily MailOnline: ‘I was on my way to the game on Saturday and it was about 11.45am.

‘There was a certain group of people who were chanting and shouting.

‘I got off at Seven Sisters and spoke to the police about it but they didn’t really do anything about it.

‘The video I shot isn’t the half of it – they were singing about the Holocaust and Auschwitz – I’ve heard that kind of thing before but it doesn’t normally happen with Arsenal.

‘There weren’t really any other Spurs fans on the train, but there were normal commuters. No one seemed shocked, some people were actually laughing.

‘I was really offended by it.’

Baton wielding police were forced to act as fans walking towards White Hart Lane in advance of the crunch Premier League match began jostling one another.

At least one fan suffered a cut head outside Tottenham’s ground despite the heavy police presence.

Mounted police intervened as fans tried to make their way into the ground for Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff.

Traditionally, Arsenal fans are escorted into White Hart Lane by the Metropolitan Police to reduce the chance of any incidents.

The Metropolitan Police said on Saturday: ‘Two men were arrested in connection with public order offences ahead of the Arsenal/Tottenham Hotspur football match taking place at White Hart Lane today.

‘The two individuals were detained separately, in unconnected incidents, around 12:30hrs at the junction of High Road and Park Lane.

‘They have been taken to north London police station where they currently remain. An appropriate policing plan is in place for the event.’

Last time Arsenal met Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the away fans were accused of ripping off hoardings at the ground, which is due to be demolished in the near future.

Tottenham fans in response destroyed some toilets at The Emirates.

The anti-Semitic state of Britain

On the back of learning that anti-Semitic attacks in London have increased by 61 per cent over the course of the last year, according to figures from the Metropolitan Police, AntiSemitismWatch.com brings you the latest news from around the UK.

Between November 2014 and November 2015, a total of 483 such crimes were committed, up from 299 during the same period of the previous year.

Just days ago a group of Neo-Nazis staged a rally in Newcastle, England, featuring a banner with the words “Refugees Not Welcome, Hitler was Right,” accompanied by a picture of Adolf Hitler’s face. The rally was staged by members of the radical right-wing “National Action” group as a flash mob, a tactic used by other extremist groups to gain attention.

Assembling in front of a WWII monument in the Newcastle center, the Neo-Nazis made trademark Hitler salutes while shouting racist slogans, to the shock and amazement of passerby.

Understandably, many Jewish groups have been deeply disturbed by the openly anti-Semitic display.

Just yesterday police announced they were  investigating after two swastikas were daubed on a wall in North London.

The symbols were plastered onto a residential building on Highgate Road in Kentish Town.

Attending officers found offensive graffiti drawn onto a wall of the building and informed the local authority who removed it. No arrests have been made.

Conservative councillor for Housing and Community Safety, Oliver Cooper, reported the graffiti to the police. Speaking to Jewish News he said: “This appalling incident is only the latest in a sad escalation of hate crimes and hate speech: whether it’s graffiti swastikas, or hatred on social media.  It’s important that everyone tackles this head-on.  I will be asking Camden Council what’s being done to reverse this rising tide of hate locally, and make sure we keep the community safe.”

 

Breaking News – Antisemitic ‘Liberate Stamford Hill’ Event postponed

The proposed Antisemitic far-right protest that has been given the nonsense title of ‘Liberate Stamford Hill’ has been postponed!

The official reason given by Joshua Bonehill-Paine, the self-proclaimed leader of the one-man band that is ‘Liberate’, is, “Without any responsible organisers set in place to lead Liberate Stamford Hill on March 22nd, it makes it impossible to co-ordinate an event without the risk of people getting hurt or murdered by the Jews or Antifascists.”

Naturally, such a statement is not credible. The real reason is presumably a complete and absolute lack of ability to generate enough interest to make this a genuine protest and, therefore, the associated embarrassment of failure.

It should also be seen as victory for the ‘We Choose HOPE’ campaign that ASW recently posted about. This is a local wide-spread Stamford Hill community campaign inspired through a sense of revulsion in what Bonehill’s hate stands for.

Bonehill also blames the police, ” Since announcing Liberate Stamford Hill, 5 of our principle organisers have been arrested, with 3 of them now banned from entering London until April 22nd. I myself have been banned from entering London, the initial ban was set to end on March 26th but the police have now extended this to mid April.”

coollogo_com-23172872ASW says well done to the Metropolitan Police!

There is still more work to be done though. Bonehill’s diatribe is full of vile hate-filled talk about the “Jewish controlled Metropolitan Police”, “the Jewish backed state” and a supposed future protest date of 2nd May.

ASW predicts this proposed date will also vanish into nothingness!