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March 22, 2015 9:48 am

Six Arrested After Mob Attacks London Synagogue Reportedly Shouting ‘We Will Kill You’ (VIDEO)

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A scene from the attack on a Stamford Hill synagogue. Photo: Screenshot.

Six people were arrested by London police on Sunday after a gang of 20 attacked a synagogue late Saturday night tearing books and assailing worshipers in the Stamford Hill suburb, according to multiple media reports.

The attackers reportedly shouted “we will kill you” during the attack on the “Ahavas Torah” synagogue in the Craven Park Road area, and police confirmed they were treating the assault as an antisemitic incident and that they were viewing the attack as “grave.”

Footage of part of the incident shows a group of Jewish youths inside the synagogue brandishing makeshift clubs as they try to fend off the mob of attackers from outside. The windows of the house of worship are seen to be shattered and a projectile is fired towards the Jewish group towards the end of the video. Two girls in miniskirts, apparently part of the attacking party, are seen entering the synagogue, possibly attempting to intervene.

One man suffered injuries in the attack, including a broken tooth, after he attempted to detain one of the attackers until police arrived. He was quickly overcome by the mob and struck several times in the face, according to reports.

Police were called to the scene at about 1 a.m. local time and removed the men who had managed to enter the synagogue.

The attackers were said to have been intoxicated and were believed to have come from a nearby party. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said “there is nothing to suggest that it was a planned or targeted attack.”

Insp. Jonathan Waterfield said: “We are investigating to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to identify anyone else involved in the disturbance who has not yet been arrested.

“We have also increased police patrols in the Stamford Hill area to provide reassurance to the community.”

According to the BBC, the man who was punched was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

The last year has seen a sharp rise in antisemitic incidents in Britain, according to the Community Security Trust (CST) which monitors anti-Jewish hate crimes in the country.

The Stamford Hill suburb of London is home to a large Ultra-Othodox Jewish community.

Watch the footage of the incident below (warning: contains expletives):

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  • Max Brunner

    The British police probably took the long way there as the entire British establishment is antisemitic and anti-Israeli. British pogroms on the Jews are caused by British institutionalized libels and incitements to pogrom

    This is where the right to bear arms has some meaning.
    Jews need to arm themselves in Europe and UK and carry at all times.
    Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6. Better to die fighting than to go like sheep to the ovens once more.

  • Mike

    There is no excuse for the attack but the “victims” didn’t try to defend themselves. Sad.

  • David

    We need Israeli athletic teams across Europe where there are Israeli communities. If that fails the IDF should launch an invasion to add these communities as Israeli protectorates like Chinatowns.

  • Eric R.

    The IDF needs to brought in under cover, and be ready to open fire on scum like this.

    This may even mean street battles with the police of British Army, but the latter has been so weakened in the last 30 years that my guess is that 50 IDF troops, motivated to fight off the Jew-haters, can defeat a whole company of Tommies.

  • Jeff

    This is Europe! Nothing has changed over the centuries- With or without Islamic hatred the fires of Anti-Antisemitism burn bright in the UK France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Spain…Austria…

    • These sort of drunken youth will fight with anyone, including each other. It need not be a pre-meditated anti-Semitic attack. The girls clearly seemed sober and doing their best to stop the attack.

      • Max Brunner

        Gee, I wonder why they didn’t go to a mosque and trash a mosque and beat up Muslims, there a lot more mosques in joly old Englandistan than there are Synagogues

  • Avigayil

    Sadly, sentiments expressed by the Londoners nothing new, they are extremely anti-Semitic people. When my yarmulke wearing son went to school there 15 years ago, he experienced much of the same, including physical attacks on the Yeshiva, although not so brazen as the video. Go and visit and give these wonderful people your tourist dollars, my fellow Jews.

  • esther noodelman

    Time to call in the JDL…They know how to get the ob done!

  • ME

    Where is the video??? I see nothing to click for video!

    • WE don’t need the Jewish Defense League. From its inception Gedolim like Reb Moshe Feinstein ztl condemned the JDL. London has the Metropolitan Police, the Jewish Security Trust and Shomrim, two groups that work with the police, plus security rotas for schools and shuls and private security guards, re-enforced glass, closed circuit cameras and other devices. Police can’t supervise the alcohol consumption at every Saturday night party, and nor can the JDL.

      • Max Brunner

        You are an Islamic apologist. Islam is at full scale war with Jews and Infidels in London – nothing less.