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Violent attacks on British Jews hit record high
Reuters/Ha'aretz ^ | 10 February 2005 | Reuters

Posted on 02/10/2005 2:01:26 PM PST by anotherview

Last Update: 10/02/2005 21:23
Violent attacks on British Jews hit record high BR> By Reuters

LONDON - Violent anti-Semitic attacks in Britain have reached "alarming" record levels, according to a report released on Thursday, prompting calls by Jewish leaders for more to be done to protect their community. The Community Safety Trust, which represents Britain's 290,000-strong Jewish community on security matters, said there had been 532 "anti-Semitic incidents" - defined as malicious acts toward Jews - in 2004, including a record 83 assaults.

The total, which included abuse and threats, was a rise of 42 percent from the CST's 2003 figure, and well above the previous record high of 405 in 2000.

"This increase is extremely alarming. The transfer of tensions in the Middle East to the streets of Britain has resulted in an unprecedented level of anti-Semitic incidents," said Michael Whine, director of communications for the CST.

The Trust said 100 incidents were reported in March 2004 alone. In the worst incident, a Jewish teenager had his jaw shattered in the English south coast city of Southampton.

Last month London police said they were hunting a group of black and Asian men said to be behind a string of racist attacks on orthodox Jewish men in the capital.

A few days earlier, vandals daubed swastikas and other Nazi symbols on 10 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in Aldershot, southern England, the second time it had been targeted.

Britain's chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, said the figures were a cause for concern. "The single most important thing is for our community to enlist others to join in the protest against the attacks," he said in a statement.

"Jews must not be left to fight anti-Semitism alone."

The government described the rise as "totally unacceptable" and said action was being taken. "We have strengthened the law against racism, including raising the maximum penalty for incitement to racial hatred," leader of the House of Commons Peter Hain told parliament.

The leaders of Britain's Anglican and Catholic Christian communities said the findings were disturbing and condemned anti-Semitism.

Rob Beckley, the Association of Chief Police Officers' spokesman on faith matters, said that "...any anti-Semitic incidents are a matter of great concern to the police service ... All hate crime is insidious and destructive and we are committed to taking positive action against those perpetrating such offences."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; attacksonjews; britishjewry; uk
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1 posted on 02/10/2005 2:01:27 PM PST by anotherview
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To: anotherview

It's Mel Gibson's fault. Between Braveheart, The Patriot, and The Passion of the Christ, British Jews don't stand a chance...


2 posted on 02/10/2005 2:07:37 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Celibacy is a hands-on job.)
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To: anotherview
The transfer of tensions in the Middle East to the streets of Britain

I think they meant to say "the transfer of Muslims to the streets of Britain."

3 posted on 02/10/2005 2:10:17 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Alouette; SJackson; LadyPilgrim

ping Thank you I do not write you do know what I feel Thank you


4 posted on 02/10/2005 2:11:13 PM PST by anonymoussierra (Quo Vadis Domine? Quo Vadis? Thank you)
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To: anotherview

It's Poles' fault. Thousands of Polish immigrants came to UK in last months and majority of them is of course antisemitic. Really.


5 posted on 02/10/2005 2:15:31 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246
It's Poles' fault.

Especially the black and {cough} "Asian" ones.

6 posted on 02/10/2005 2:17:03 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("Thought I was having trouble with my adding. It's all right now." - Clint Eastwood)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
It's Mel Gibson's fault. Between Braveheart, The Patriot, and The Passion of the Christ, British Jews don't stand a chance...

Not to mention gun laws.

7 posted on 02/10/2005 2:18:01 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

I was kidding, but I agree about the gun laws...


8 posted on 02/10/2005 2:18:22 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Celibacy is a hands-on job.)
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To: JohnnyZ

They painted their antisemitic faces.


9 posted on 02/10/2005 2:19:21 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Disambiguator

Recently there was a posting about young, black, Islamic
thugs and murderers who are terrorizing S. London. Many
European countries (especially France) are allowing vast
numbers of Islamists into their countries. With a declining
and aging population the EUROS want these immigrants to
wait on their tables and clean their streets until their
pension system collapses. A good description of this mess
is in the Dec.'04 issue of Commentary, "The Islamization of
Europe?". This is also exacerbating the growing anti-Semitism in Europe.


10 posted on 02/10/2005 2:41:26 PM PST by T.L.Sink (stopew)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

Dunno about the Passion but you are spot on about the other two.


11 posted on 02/10/2005 2:42:52 PM PST by kingsurfer
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To: anotherview

The problem is a lack of education regarding what Jews are really like.

Therefore, I urge the ADL to airdrop millions of Mel Brooks DVDs over Britain as soon as possible.


12 posted on 02/10/2005 2:50:17 PM PST by Imal (Saluting SPC Taylor Burk, a genuine hero and true American. d. 1/26/2005)
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To: T.L.Sink

Couldn't have said it better myself.


13 posted on 02/10/2005 2:55:48 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Imal

The Producers is in the West End at the moment.

It should be noted that ALL racist incidents have increased in the UK pretty much equally.

As for Jewish incidents it is quite obvious which sector of the country would be involved in that.


14 posted on 02/10/2005 2:57:48 PM PST by kingsurfer
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To: Grzegorz 246

All the Muslim Poles who emigrated, perhaps.

I am not anti-Polish. There is some bad history there, perhaps, but that does not say anything negative at all about today's Polish people, does it? Poland is more and more becoming a friend of Israel.


15 posted on 02/10/2005 2:58:25 PM PST by anotherview ("Ignorance is the choice not to know" -Klaus Schulze)
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To: anotherview

At one time USSR had a law against antisemitism, punishable by hanging. Guess everyone should adopt that.


16 posted on 02/10/2005 3:01:18 PM PST by cynicom (<p)
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17 posted on 02/10/2005 3:01:36 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: kingsurfer

Waiting for the "moderate Muslims" to condemn these attacks on Jews.

Waiting.

Waiting.

Waiting.


18 posted on 02/10/2005 3:03:59 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: cynicom

Never argue with a fool. People won't know the difference.


19 posted on 02/10/2005 3:08:09 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: Alouette

I'm still waiting for the Christians in this country to get off their arses.

Hopefully after the next election we will get some proper anti-immigration policies.


20 posted on 02/10/2005 3:08:14 PM PST by kingsurfer
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To: sheik yerbouty
Just trying to be helpful in pointing out hypocrites and hypocrisy.
21 posted on 02/10/2005 3:13:38 PM PST by cynicom (<p)
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To: cynicom

Perhaps you could elucidate further, if you will..


22 posted on 02/10/2005 3:14:41 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: anotherview

I predicted this long ago -- it's an obvious consequence of the immigration policies of many European countries, a reflection pf their bias against Jews. Tragic.


23 posted on 02/10/2005 3:15:42 PM PST by Dante3
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To: anotherview

Damn, I will have to start using sarcasm signs.


24 posted on 02/10/2005 3:16:08 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: sheik yerbouty

Just trying to be helpful and friendly.


25 posted on 02/10/2005 3:17:05 PM PST by cynicom (<p)
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To: cynicom

Sure you are.


26 posted on 02/10/2005 3:25:26 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: sheik yerbouty

Psst, check out that old law, might be interesting. Just trying to be helpful.


27 posted on 02/10/2005 3:27:36 PM PST by cynicom (<p)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Grzegorz 246 wrote:
It's Poles' fault.

--> Did i miss a meeting or something? I was told it is always Bush's fault! ! ! I'm sooo shocked... /sarc


28 posted on 02/10/2005 5:56:00 PM PST by 1FASTGLOCK45
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Well, the good news is the ADL will get more donations to "combat" anti-Semitism (promote US socialism and fascism).


29 posted on 02/10/2005 5:57:02 PM PST by sarah_f ( Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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To: anotherview

BTTT! ...good post!

I see that the disruptors (trolls) are here to represent their anti-Semitic religious identity cause. Notice that after the method of their Empire, they intellectualize much without coming right out to say directly what they have to say.


30 posted on 02/10/2005 6:07:26 PM PST by familyop ("If you disrespect women you are not allowed to wear a mohawk" (Feminist Creed).)
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To: Imal

I'll contribute a few shekels to that end.


31 posted on 02/10/2005 6:12:25 PM PST by ILL (yes there are names greater than mine (Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Lincoln, Bush, etc. but not your))
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To: anotherview

Distressing news.


32 posted on 02/10/2005 6:28:14 PM PST by Ciexyz (I use the term Blue Cities, not Blue States. PA is red except for Philly, Pgh & Erie)
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To: kingsurfer
I'm still waiting for the Christians in this country to get off their arses...and start procreating.
33 posted on 02/10/2005 6:47:35 PM PST by Major_Risktaker
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To: anotherview
The leaders of Britain's Anglican and Catholic Christian communities said the findings were disturbing and condemned anti-Semitism.

Yet the leaders of Britain's Muslim community remain quiet.

34 posted on 02/10/2005 6:51:10 PM PST by Drew68
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To: cynicom

Ah, but who is it that you are really helping, effendi?


35 posted on 02/10/2005 7:27:35 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: anotherview
The following is only one of many promises/obligations that Europeans failed in. Anti-Semitism has been in Europe since the Romans first occupied the area of Europe, at the latest.

Mandate for Palestine [July 24, 1922]

Conferred upon Great Britain by the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers on April 25, 1920 at the San Remo Peace Conference; Confirmed on July 24, 1922 by the Council of the League of Nations; Came into force on September 29, 1923.

[Excerpts:]

Article 4
An appropriate Jewish agency shall be recognized as a public body for the purpose of advising and co-operating with the Administration of Palestine in such economic, social and other matters as may affect the establishment of the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish population in Palestine, and, subject always to the control of the Administration, to assist and take part in the development of the country.
The Zionist organization, so long as its organization and constitution are in the opinion of the Mandatory appropriate, shall be recognized as such agency. It shall take steps in consultation with His Britannic Majesty’s Government to secure the cooperation of all Jews who are willing to assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home.

[...]

Article 6
The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in cooperation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.

36 posted on 02/10/2005 7:52:03 PM PST by familyop ("If you disrespect women you are not allowed to wear a mohawk" (Feminist Creed).)
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To: anotherview

No doubt Muslims are responsible for many or most of these attacks. But I would also blame the left-wing newspapers, the BBC, and the professoriate for inflaming the situation.

The BBC especially should be held accountable, since not many of the lads on the street read the Guardian or the Independent.


38 posted on 02/10/2005 9:11:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: anotherview

Well, Israel has the welcome mat out for them...


39 posted on 02/10/2005 9:13:08 PM PST by The Red Zone
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To: anotherview

Proof that Britains method of trying to supplicate to the Muslim demands brings war, not peace. Now if the Israeli's would only learn from it there, instead of doing it here too...


40 posted on 02/10/2005 10:00:36 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: cynicom
At one time USSR had a law against antisemitism, punishable by hanging.

Problem is they tend to hang the Jew that "caused" it. Russian anti-semitism is pretty bad too, and it is not necessarily the Muslims at the root of it.

41 posted on 02/10/2005 10:05:14 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: FarRightTexasDude

Kinky Friedman has been known to carry..


42 posted on 02/11/2005 7:55:03 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: FarRightTexasDude
Maybe the Jews need to learn how to make friends with others.

What is that supposed to mean? Are you saying Jews are not friendly?

43 posted on 02/11/2005 9:56:18 AM PST by Bella_Bru (You're about as funny as a case sensitive search engine.)
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To: Alouette

Please tell me you aren't holding your breath.


44 posted on 02/11/2005 9:56:49 AM PST by Bella_Bru (You're about as funny as a case sensitive search engine.)
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To: anotherview

"This increase is extremely alarming. The transfer of tensions in the Middle East to the streets of Britain has resulted in an unprecedented level of anti-Semitic incidents,"

Immigration reform--wake up Western World. Phe pig Islamist are amoung us.
Jew's and Christian's need to be alert.


45 posted on 02/11/2005 10:04:21 AM PST by Isabelle
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To: Isabelle

i think they had an immigration reform issue very recently hopefully they will fix the problem and police it more rigiriously to stop the attacks or allow the people to defend themselves more effectively at least.


46 posted on 02/11/2005 12:54:04 PM PST by eluminate
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Or they could move to Israel. The IDF doesn't issue statements about "anti-Semitic" incidents, they just pound the perpetrators into the pavement.

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47 posted on 02/11/2005 6:28:53 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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<< Waiting for the "moderate Muslims" to condemn these attacks on Jews.

Waiting.

Waiting.

Waiting. >>

Try waiting, also, for "regular" britons to condemn them.

While you wait, you might read some Willy Shakespeare and Charley Dickens and/or about what the British were up to while Hitler was murdering Europe's Jews and/or about the attitudes and activities of .... say .... Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence or Chrissy "Hong-Kong" Patten and/or "hrh" Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor.


48 posted on 02/11/2005 9:10:51 PM PST by Brian Allen (I fly and can therefore be envious of no man -- Per Ardua ad Astra!)
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To: Brian Allen

While you wait, you might read some Willy Shakespeare and Charley Dickens and/or about what the British were up to while Hitler was murdering Europe's Jews

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Found these quotes. could not comment on their accuracy.

GEORGE WASHINGTON: They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy's armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in... It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America. (From The Maxims of George Washington by A. A. Appleton & Co.)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.

In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal.

For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty.

If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves.

Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American's, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention. (This statement was recorded in the diary of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a delegate from South Carolina.)

THOMAS JEFFERSON: Dispersed as the Jews are, they still form one nation, foreign to the land they live in. (From 'THE AMERICANS' by D. Boorstin)

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Where the hell where you when the Jews were getting killed in WW2.

You were two years late.


49 posted on 02/12/2005 2:12:38 AM PST by kingsurfer
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To: Brian Allen

Anti-Semitism is everywhere:

http://www.adl.org/anti_semitism_domestic/

You try to paint England as a Racist country.
What about America's past? You are hardly angels.

Modern England and Modern America are dedicated to eradicate racism.


50 posted on 02/12/2005 2:26:22 AM PST by kingsurfer
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