Skip to comments.'Wave of hatred' warning as attacks on Jews hits record high (Arab racism & Islamofacsism in the UK)
Posted on 02/01/2007 11:18:15 AM PST by PRePublic
'Wave of hatred' warning as attacks on Jews hits record high
Last updated at 13:36pm on 1st February 2007 Jews have risen to the highest level since records began.
A study published today shows the number of reported anti-Semitic incidents has almost tripled in 10 years, with more than half the attacks last year taking place in London.
The findings prompted the report's authors to warn of a "wave of hatred" against Jews.
The number of incidents increased to 594 last year, up by 31 per cent on the previous year.
Violent assaults soared to 112, up by more than a third on 2005.
Incidents ranged from the unprovoked stabbing of a Jewish man in north London to the sending of hate mail and the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues.
The Anti-Semitic Incidents Report 2006, compiled by the Community Security Trust (CST), responsible for combating anti-Semitism in the UK, blames the huge rise on a number of factors ranging from Israel's invasion of Lebanon last summer to the jailing of the historian David Irving in Austria for denying the Holocaust.
The threatened suspension of Ken Livingstone as Mayor for comments made to a Jewish Evening Standard reporter triggered 11 anti-Semitic incidents, according to the report.
When the figures were first compiled in 1984, there were just 154 reported incidents, about a quarter of the total for last year.
Mark Gardner, CST spokesman said of the level of hate crimes: "This is unacceptable racism, that many Jews had hoped and believed was a thing of the past.
"Today's anti-Semitism is a wave of hatred, intimidation and abuse against British Jews, who are stupidly blamed and randomly attacked over international tensions for which they bear no responsibility."
Incidents last year include:
An Orthodox Jew punched in the face and almost pushed off a Tube platform by an Arab man who screamed: "Get back to Stamford Hill, I want to kill you all" A Jewish man walking to synagogue with his two young sons suffered a broken leg after being punched and kicked by a white man shouting "f***ing Jew" Seventy incidents of desecration and damage to synagogues, cemeteries, Jewish schools and private homes with attacks including swastikas daubed on walls Savage assault of a 12-year-old Jewish girl Jasmine Kranat, who was beaten unconscious on a north London bus by two teenage girls who asked her first if she was Jewish.
The physical descriptions of perpetrators in 205 of the incidents show 96 were by white people, 28 by black people, 60 by Asians and 16 by Arabs. The report has been passed to ministers.
I bet the "asians" & the "blacks" are Muslim!
Not to mention Arab & Muslim hatred virus spreading there...
Since these Muslims are such blatant bigots, why do we fret so much over "Islamophobia"? Do we really have to prove to bigots that we're less bigoted than they are?
Translation: It's the Jews' fault that they are being beaten.
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It's time to start smuggling firearms to Jews in the UK and France.
Give me a break. These attacks have nothing to do with "international tensions" and everything to do with evil, hate-filled scumbags taking a cue from the BBC and the literati that anti-Semitism is OK again.
There's a news story that just came out how a bunch of British Muslim were going to kidnap some patriotic Muslim and cut his head off; however, it's attacks on Jews that are der regeur (sp) for the United Kingdom. It's nice to know the Brits know who to blame for all their problems and the world's problems /sarc
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