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July 26, 2013 10:31 am

Bus Full of Jewish Children Pelted With Eggs, Stones, Window Smashed by Gang of Teenagers in Kent, UK, Shouting ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’

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Sheerness Clock Tower, Kent, where a car of Chasidic children were pelted with stones and eggs by a group of teenagers. Photo: WikiCommons.

Sheerness Clock Tower, Kent, where a car of Chasidic children were pelted with stones and eggs by a group of teenagers. Photo: WikiCommons.

A bus full of Chasidic children was pelted with stones and eggs by a group of teenagers who shouted “go back to where you came from” in Sheerness, a beach town on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK, Kent Online reported, citing police and eyewitnesses.

Kent Online said the Jews, from London, were visiting the town after a trip to Diggerland beach in Strood on Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses saw seven teenage boys and girls beset the hired bus with eggs and stones, smashing a window of the car as it turned into High Street from Millennium Way. The bus then stopped in a parking lot on Trinity Road, where the teenagers hurled more eggs at the children. No one was injured in the attack.

An eyewitness told Kent Online that the teenagers “were saying ‘f*** you – go back to where you came from.’ I couldn’t believe some of the things they were saying.”

West’s Coaches Limited, based in South Woodford, London, sent another bus to retrieve the Jewish passengers and take them back to London. West’s Coaches Director Nick Brown said his company lost £1,000 from the attack to pay for a new window and the cost of sending another driver for the return trip.

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Brown said: “The people on the coach were pretty shaken up. In the future we will have to warn ethnic minorities about bringing them to Sheppey.” He added abuse was also aimed at the driver, who is of Indian descent, Kent Online reported.

Heather Thomas-Pugh, chairman of Sheppey Tourism Alliance, told Kent Online: “We are extremely disappointed that this sort of behavior has happened on our island. When people take the time and trouble to come and visit us, they should expect Islanders to provide a warm welcome. It is incidents like this, from a minority, that prevent the Isle of Sheppey being seen in the correct light.”

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed to Kent Online that officers were called to reports of criminal damage at just before 1.50pm. It is not currently known if the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

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  • Dafna Yee

    The rise of anti-Semitism in Europe has not skipped the UK where anti-Jew/anti-Israel activity has been steadily on the rise for the past few decades.

    • I was born on the Isle of Sheppey. It is one of the poorest and most deprived areas of southern England. I suspect that the perpetrators of this attack are so uneducated that they do not even know what Jewish means. The children were probably attacked for being different. You have to be a so called *chav* to fit in here.

      What makes the incident all the more depressing is that Sheppey had a thriving Jewish community of it’s own, going back a few generations, with a synagogue, cemetery and one of England’s first Jewish mayors. The old Jewish surnames still survive here today. Some of the idiots who carried out this attack may well have some Jewish ancestry themselves.

  • Simon

    Sheerness is the armpit of England.

    You won’t find anything with more than 2 brain cells there.

  • David

    Having grown up in Queens NY I can tell you that this sort of stuff goes on all the time…in lower class / working class neighborhoods that are made up of one particular ethnic group, others are usually not welcome, and attacks like this, while not an everyday occurrence, are perpetrated every now and then and make the news…obviously those teens were anti-Jewish and also anti-Indian, so it is a racial / religious crime…have never been to that island, but from the report, I can presume that they were most likely White and Christian, and their parents are most likely to blame for bringing them up to be bigots…sadly, they may never learn…

  • FORTUNE

    WAS THIS AN ORCHESTRATED PRE-PLANNED EVENT?

    LET’S SEE …

    WHO WERE THESE EGG AND ROCK PELTERS?

    WHAT IS THEIR ORIGIN.

    WHY SHOUT TO A BUS LOAD TO KIDS RETURNING TO THEIR DESTINATION TO GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM? WHEN THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY BACK AFTER A DAY AT THE SHORE.

    DID THE BUS COMPANY TWEET AND HAVE THIS ARRANGED? AFTER ALL, UPON INFORMATION AND BELIEF, THE BUS COMPANY OWNER SUGGESTED ETHNIC GROUPS NOT GO TO THIS DESTINATION.

    DID THE LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS ARRANGE THIS BECAUSE PERHAPS THEY DID NOT GET BUSINESS FROM THE GROUP?

    AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS INCIDENT IS NECESSARY AND THEN, MAYBE A MASS DEMONSTRATION TO LET THEM KNOW THAT FREEDOM TO TRAVEL IS A LIBERTY AND A RIGHT, EVEN IN THE U.K.

  • LOCAL BOY

    This is an outpost of Kent, it’s where not many ‘ethnic minorities’ are living but still shocking to find out. I wonder whether these yobs gave a second thought to the religion of these children, more likely they just targeted people who are not like them.

    Still this behaviour is totally unacceptable, and those responsible must be identified and punished.

    • Lynne T

      Are you sure the attack isn’t the result of a toxic anti-Jewish atmosphere created in Britain by BDS activists who are heavily supported in the media, academia and mainstream political parties such as the Liberal Democrats?

  • Francis

    Unfortunatly Churchil is not there anymore to tell the truth the way it is, politically correctness, apologizers is all that s left in high places. It s up to the Brits to take back their country, the same goes for most of Europe. I doubt anything will happens to change the course of history, it will probably be brutal if it does.
    The worst part is that most of the reason this is happening is because of governements that do that to the people, and don t fool yourselves it has started in the US as well, with the Muslim brotherhood deeply connected to our government, and unfortunatly it started with Bush, however with Obama the damge might be permanent, especialy when you know that it affects the F BI the Homeland security, our immigration policy. That s why it always takes a while now before hearing the world terrorist or Muslim when there s a terrorist attack onUS soil, and very often it s urried in the news. But the US isn t immune and we have to fight this now

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    I sympathize deeply with these children attacked by muslims be they British or otherwise. There was a time Kent was a quiet county known as the garden of England.
    The British Government is largely to blame for the atrocious behaviour of these hooligans against Jewish children. There has been too much tolerance in the UK of extremist immigrants, the left or centre right are both under 50 and are largely products of the ’80’s. They are incompetent when dealing with Islamic and middle east issues in fact for most of them ’67 & ’73 are merely dates in history, many dispute the Holocaust. There will need to be radical changes in Britain but it ain’t going to happen with Cameron and Legg in power.

    • Linda Zachri

      Where the hell are you reading that the children were attacked by MUSLIMS? I have checked a couple of reports of the incident and there is no indication of that. From what I can gather, the children, and the bus driver, were attacked because they looked “foreign”.

  • idi amin

    Did the coppers do jack or are they still investigating this vile cowardly attack on children……the scum should be birched…..

  • Mira

    It was obviously a well coordinated attack.

    The schools in Isle of Sheppey and elsewhere should do
    something about educating their pupils as it seems that the parents are so ignorant and therefore unable to do so.

    Apart from that boycott the Isle of Sheppey until things improve.

    • BlueShadowII

      You are assuming that the parents are not educating their children. It is more likely that they are doing so and are encouraging their children to enact the bigotry they hear at home. The lyrics of the song “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught” from the musical “South Pacific” (http://www.allmusicals.com/lyrics/southpacific/youvegottobecarefullytaught.htm) are unfortunately very true.

  • Vicki Coghlan

    The paper stated that the bus was pelted with rocks and eggs by a bunch of British teenagers!
    Arabs have more of a vile hatred towards Jews than The British.
    Hatred breeds intolerance.
    Humans are a strange creature!!
    Im not Jewish but I love Jewish people!
    I love Jesus because he was a Jew!!

    • Richard Channer

      He WAS a Jew? He is alive and still a Jew! My God (Jesus) is a Jewish God.

      • Dafna Yee

        As a Jew, I can tell you that what you said is bullsh*t!!!

  • The only part of the Isle of Sheppey I know is the prison, which dominates the island and where these teenagers belong. As has been pointed out, it is their parents who are to blame. Why has nothing been done to punish them?

  • B B

    Hussien Obama in his address to the nation commented today on O J Simpsons parole Hearing,”That could be me in 16 years.”

  • B B

    New York City’s Commission on Human Rights has served notice on owners of seven Chasidic stores in Williamsburg that posting a sign that does not allow service to women with “low-cut necklines” is a violation of their human rights.
    I did not know that it is a “Human Righ” for women to be able to bare their bososms.

    • shoshana

      yes, it is a woman’s and, or a man’s right to wear whatever she/he wants.

      • BlueShadowII

        And equally a store owner’s right to refuse to serve anyone for whatever reason he thinks proper. It’s his store.

    • FORTUNE

      Upon information and belief, NYS law permits women to be bare chested in public.

  • MT

    This type of behavior comes from home…..it all starts from the ground up!! These are kids and they carry out what is taught to them. Unless the adults change in that area and begin educating their children properly, it will continue, with the breeding of the next generation of bigots!! Someone also needs to come in and educate these children, and adults, on proper conduct, behavior and etiquette!! One cannot practice what they are not taught, and one can only do that when someone makes a difference with presenting them with something to ponder over….

    • B B

      What tipped the natives that the Children were even Jewish? Most busses have tinted windows. Had the bus stopped somewhere close to the town before actually arriving there? Every body seems to have a cell phone these days and many traffic accidents are caused by texting. Possibly, someone saw the youths on the bus and called ahead to arrange a reception.
      This seems extremely odd. Were the egg throwers just a bunch of rowdies that would have attacked Any Bus carrying Any body from outside the community?
      Has it been established that the egg throwers were even from Sherness or even from Kent for that matter?
      It is summer vacation time now. I am sure that S?herness being a beach town has many outsiders come to visit. These outsiders spend money.
      I suppose that the rowdies will be dealt with. Busses carrying any one being attacked in a sea side resort that depends on tourist income is bad news.
      I suppose the bus company will complain to some authority in London. Something is rotten in Denmark here.
      Best Regards, Semper Fi and Good Night Chesty Puller Where Ever You Are!!

  • Marc du’Conde

    England is slowly sliding into that most evil of shadows. It seems that no longer do adults have a say in what is done or no longer care. Sad, the beginning of so much of the world, the country that gave us the magna carta, beset by home grown thugs, and not an adult nor a policeman nor judge in sight. How depressingly sad that the beginning of the end should have found its start in Sheppey of all places.

  • Lone Star

    Human beings are capable of extreme cruelty. Look at the incident as a group of young humans attacking another group and the onlookers making the least of it. Where is the law – the great Anglo-Saxon tradition? These punks should have been arrested within a5 minutes of the attack. About 25 years ago a group of skinheads in Dallas were sentenced to 10 years a piece for desecrating a synagogue.

  • IN THE FUTURE WE WILL HAVE TO WARN MINORITIES ABOUT COMING TO SHEPPEY? WHAT ABOUT MAKING THESE TEENAGERS PAY WITH JAIL TIME FOR DOING THIS TO THESE CHILDREN? THE UK IS OPENING IT’S ARMS WIDE FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES THAT PRACTICE SHARIA LAW AND GANGS OF MUSLIMS AE AROUND TO MAKE SURE NO NON-MUSLIM ENTERS. A SHAMEFUL THING FOR THE UK. BRITAIN IS ALLOWING MUSLIMS TO COME TO THEIR COUNTRY AND DICTATE SHARIA LAW WHEREVER THEY ARE. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE BRITISH? HAVE THEY GONE MAD? I DON’T HEAR ABOUT TEENAGERS OR GROWNUPS ATTACKING THE MUSLIMS IN THEIR COUNTRY. THEY ARE THE ENEMIES OF BRITAIN. THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE. BRITAIN HAS IT’S PRIORITIES MIXED UP.

  • This is despicable. But anti-semistism is known to exist well in UK and Europe. I suppose this and the murder of the British army guy are not ‘hate crimes’ merely vandalism against certain groups; only actions against Muslims are hate crimes!

  • Uriahh

    The western world has been ignoring all the signals coming from the UK and the EU: anti-Semitism of the most vicious kind is coming back. Under the misguided concepts of “diversity” and “multiculturalism” European nations are accepting huge influxes of middle]eastern types who hate any and all things Western…Jews become the hated symbol because the blow-back from the governments themselves is minimal in the case of Jew hatred.

    Islam is feeding poison into the EU blood stream and the infection is deep into England as well.

    • Efram Paul

      So true. Multiculturalism is one of the words hijacked by the politically-coerced censorship crowd in order to continue to place radical Islam on a pedestal while excoriating Israelis (Jews).

      There is little on this earth more venal, more disingenuous, more wrongheaded than politically-coerced censorship.

  • Russell

    We can all thank David Ward, The Guardian, and the abundant well-tolerated British Jew-haters for this. It’s so bad that even The Prince of Wales recently spoke of his great dismay at the rise of Jew-hatred in the UK and Europe. At least they weren’t in Ireland–the worst of the worst in the world of Anti-Semites in the UK. Disgusting, because the government does nothing, and WILL do nothing to effect any change in this climate of Jew hatred that’s become acceptable–thanks to the BDS A-holes like Roger Waters and Steven Hawking, not to mention the relentless blame campaign by Ward, The Guardian and their ilk.

    • JB Silver

      Russell,
      I agreed with everything you wrote till you brought Ireland into it. You don’t know what you are talking about.
      I’m an Israeli from Jerusalem, wearing a kipa, and flying an Israeli flag on my car (I buy a bunch of them every Yom HaAtzma’ut in Israel) in County Wexford, IRELAND, as I have for the last 23 years, from 2 weeks after Pesach to two weeks before Rosh HaShana.
      Every year, I travel in the Republic with friends, and was recently in the North (or British Ireland as I like to call it), flying my flag and wearing my kipa. I have NEVER had a bad experience or a negative comment.
      Actually, I once heard very offensive comments in a pub in Bunclody, the village near my home, in 1992. They were by 2 English skinheads, who saw my kipa. After gently but firmly pushing me back into my seat, two Irish friends took the thugs outside and beat them to a pulp, and told them to go back to England.
      A pity you didn’t stick to what you knew.
      Shabbat Shalom,

      • aall55

        Just by curiosity , why do you fly the Israeli flag attached to your car ?
        In today ‘s world , and it has been the same since the beginning of times , why tempting the devil ?
        Jews have never been liked . Today Israel is struggling , I would adopt a low profile and count my blessings .

        • Ger

          The days of running away are over.

      • Abe Bird

        Say thanks you to your friends that managed to protect you. But not all Jews have bodyguards. Ireland is a country of hot anti-Semitism in its evil sense!

      • Tony Riley

        That’s a beautiful story. I’m English and my girlfriend is an Israeli Jew. We don’t have many problems really and she speaks fluent Arabic, so she often surprises Arabs in the UK by talking to them in their own language – they are often shocked and pleasantly surprised by this, and it gives them a different perspective on Israel which destroys their conditioned preconceptions.

    • Paddy

      @Russell. Firstly Ireland is not in the Uk. Secondly all the anti-Semites you listed are British, not Irish. I`d suggest a crash course in geography for you.

    • Paardestaart

      Well, it may commend a boycot of jewish scientists of course..
      Shops and restaurants may advertise the fact that they will ‘not sell foodstuffs from ‘the occupied territories’.. Western countries allow the representatives of third world thuggee states to publicly smear and revile Israel without walking out or even protesting.
      So if these wére ‘british children’ by now I wouldn’t be surprised anymore, although I suspect they probably were not british, never mind their pasports.

  • R

    Muslims the world over are getting a bad name for themselves. Probably we all know people who are Muslim, although we are unaware of it: (after all, meeting new people doesn’t require having to submit a personal dossier! Are there no sensible Muslim leaders who decry such attacks and have the courage to say as much?

    …or am I being naive in expecting this to be true?

    Are ALL Muslims Jew-haters? Do they also hate Christians? They worship a Jew, y’know…His name is Jesus. Who do Muslims worship?

    • Faye

      A group of us in Brooklyn are fighting against the BDS movement and as part of that effort we sponsored a pro-Israel conference. Two speakers were moderate Muslims who support the state of Israel and are speaking out against radical Islam, which they believe degrades their religion. These are good people and there are others like them. They risk their lives by speaking out.

  • Peter Hitchins

    That the mob pelted the coach with eggs means the attack was planned in advance, otherwise they would not have had the eggs handy. So how did the mob know the coach would be coming and with it’s content. The Police need to look a little deeper into that aspect?

  • Kenneth D Hegler

    Dreadful, to say the least. British media and police need to be more aware of what is really going on. The vandals responsible should be taken into custody and parents of same held responsible. Identify who and what the causes were and publish the results. Those found involved in such behaviour should be sentenced to work with the victims. Alternately, they should be publically identified, shamed and put in stocks in strategic locations in Sheerness for a minimum of 24 hours. Parents of identified and convicted vandals should be required to attend, as should the lax British press should be also be there. There is no place in civilized society for this kind of behaviour, be it Britain, or Europe.

    • Efram Paul

      Admirable sentiments. Dream on.

  • Steve B

    The UK IS a Muslim country, so this attack comes as no surprise.

    What is surprising is that Will and Kate didn’t name their son a “traditional” British name, like Mohammad.

    • Lol. You’re giving Md way too much importance.

    • NNF Israel

      To Steve B
      You underestimate the Royals. They had Diana killed so that the future King would not have a moslem half brother.
      But I will never trust the English, Scots or Irish. Anti-Semitism is not to be igrored. It is endemic and taught by parents to their children. In 1948 ,65 years ago in Chessington, England I was a 4 yr old at kindergarden. Another 4 yr old boy pushed me off the toys saying “You can’t play here! You’re JEWish”. In 1960 as a 16 yr old, the Biology teacher in High School told me to sit apart from the other pupils saying “we can’t mix the yids with the goys, now can we?” And of course, my father could never dream then of joining the Surbiton Golf Club. etc etc etc. The world is generally igrorant and anti-semitic. Since 1968 I live in Israel – the only place in the world I can wear a lapel pin with the Star of David without being afraid or ostracized. No need to hide or pretend. I am PROUD to be Jewish AND Israeli and will suffer all the problems that there are here so that I can walk in the street , speak Hebrew and hold my head high.

      • Lynne T

        Oh yeah. it’s sooooooo much more likely that the Royal family had Diana assassinated than that her death was the result of a heavily intoxicated driver and excessive speed in the attempt to outrun some idiot papparazzi on a motorbike.

  • art frank

    These punk/thugs most likely influenced by the general anti-Semitism of the Brit media
    as well as long history of Jew hating the UK. And now the Brits have a huge muslim population who are also haters of Jews.

  • Noevil9

    That is unfortunate for those children to live such an experience. That should be a reminder to all of us of how ugly racism is in all its forms against all of us any where.

    • Jerry G

      Sorry, but this is not racism. It’s anti-Semitism. There’s a big difference.

      • maria

        Are you sure that there were no muslims involved?
        It is a terrible antisemitic event. What happened to Britain?
        It seems to be a Germany from 1940

    • Marc du’Conde

      silly me, I voted the name the child, ‘Elvis”

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