Jewish groups said yesterday that the invasion of Gaza had provoked a surge in anti-Semitic intimidation and violence in London and Manchester.Not that our home-grown ‘insurgents’ need the excuse, usually…
One Jewish charity, the Community Security Trust (CST), said that the threat had increased after comments by Hamas leaders calling for attacks on Jewish people.
The most serious incident in Britain occurred on Saturday when three youths tried to set fire to Brondesbury Park Synagogue in northwest London. Police said that the incident was believed to be a direct result of events in the Middle East.‘Three youths’…?
Excellent description! Probably Jehovahs Witnesses. Or maybe Scientologists…
A police spokesman said that officers were liaising closely with Jewish groups and that “reassurance patrols” had been increased in areas with substantial Jewish populations. In North Manchester, barriers have been placed outside King David High School and entry is being restricted to passholders.Hmm, London and Manchester. Why those two areas in particular, I wonder?
British police said that they were working with Muslims to reassure them that non-violent demonstrations would be facilitated. One Muslim group wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday warning that the Israeli attacks could drive young Muslims into the hands of extremists.Isn’t that nice..? We wouldn’t want them to feel stifled, and unable to express themselves, would we?
And is it too much to hope that the Prime Minister immediately wrote back to advise that any ‘young Muslims’ driven into the hands of extremists would be dealt with harshly should they break the laws of this country..?