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December 24, 2015 3:26 pm

Significant Rise in Hate Crimes Against London’s Jews, Muslims

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The London Clock Tower. In 2015, there were 483 anti-Semitic documented hate crimes in London, an increase of 38% from 2014. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The London Clock Tower. In 2015, there were 483 anti-Semitic documented hate crimes in London, an increase of 38% from 2014. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The number of antisemitic and anti-Muslim hate crimes has significantly increased in London over the last year, according to figures released this week by the Metropolitan Police.

In 2015, there were 483 antisemitic documented hate crimes, an increase of 38 percent from 2014. Anti-Muslim hate crimes, described by London police as “Islamophobic crimes,” had the same percentage increase from 818 incidents this year to 499 in 2014.

The Police told the Jewish News of London that they will “continue to speak regularly with local synagogues, and also work closely with organisations representing different faiths regarding hate crime issues, such as the Community Security Trust [CST] for antisemitic hate crime.”

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  • Comparing the number of incidents without reference to the respective size of communities does not provide a yardstick to understand what is going on as whom is exposed to the most risk. Many of London jews
    Ghetto used save for nw London as Stamford Hill. This would represent the most visible community and the most religious. So assuming orthodox are 10 to 15 % and there are 200,000 jews in London. The risk to a visible jewish person experiencing an incident is quite high. The Muslim community is many times more numerous than the jewish community. It follows that jews are proprtionately more at risk than Muslims.
    Further, I understand more than a large percentage of incidents against the jewish community is caused by Muslims. There is a failure to comment on this to avoid any community being collectively maligned. Muslims in the Uk fighting for isis are estimated at between 500 and 800. Half are estimated to have returned to the UK. The perception is that the situation in the Uk is not as acute as in Paris and belgium. The threat level is considered severe for the UK in general and the jewish community in particular. Almost all schools and synagogues have security arrangement usually people wearing high visibility jackets during school time and shabbos services. It’s unclear how the specific threat to the jewish community or the larger community will evolve.
    In the Uk on 7th July 2005 a major incident occured in and around the London underground caused by home grown muslim terrorists. The jewish community is therefore not uniquely at risk.

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