Alleged attempted hate crime in London caught on film..
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The Jewish Community Council of Northern London is complaining about an increase in crime in the community targeted against Jews.
In a recent tweet, the JCC tweeted, “Crime in the community continues to increase” and then posted a video of an Orthodox Jewish man racing away from an individual pursuing him with a large rod.
“This is just one of many shocking incidents today which have occurred in the past few month [sic],” the JCC tweeted. “We appeal to @MPSHackney @MPSStamfordHill to act now and reassure the community with fast responses and extra patrols.”
In February 2019, just two months ago, a 69-year-old Jewish man was beaten in an apparent hate crime. The suspect in the crime, a 44-year-old man, attacked the 69-year-old victim after asking him if he was Jewish.
At the time, Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, weighed in on the incident via Twitter. He said, ““#AntiSemitism overseas continues to rise & we cannot allow this to go on. We stand with the UK Jewish community & everyone fighting against this #hate.”
There are around 300,000 Jews living in Britain, according to the most recent survey. The Jewish community stretches back to 1066, when the first Jews arrived with William the Conqueror's invading Norman army.
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