British mob storms synagogue shouting 'Kill the Jews'

A mob made up of drunken hooligans forced their way into a London synagogue, breaking windows, assaulting at least two worshipers, and shouting obscenities and anti-Semitic slogans.

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A drunken mob stormed into a London synagogue where worshippers were marking the end of the Sabbath early Sunday, shouting “Kill the Jews,” attacking people, vandalizing the building and stoking fears of rising anti-Semitism.

Jews inside the Ahavas Torah synagogue used chairs as shields as they beat back the throng, which assaulted at least one man and smashed windows. Scotland Yard said six people, including two women, were later arrested in connection to the attack, which came amid increasing anxiety in Europe’s Jewish community.

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Meir Taub, a member of the local Shomrim, a Jewish patrol set up to counter violence against Jews, told the Telegraph he was called to the incident shortly after it began.

"I came down and there was a huge group of people, men and women, trying to force their way into the synagogue,” Taub said. "The window had already been smashed. Teenagers were shouting abuse. It was blatantly anti-Semitic, they came and attacked a synagogue."

Jewish leaders said they turned over footage of the incident, which captured violence as well as the chants of “Kill the Jews.”

"I have clear footage which I'm going to show to the police, which clearly shows there were anti-Semitic chants," Taub said.

A recent poll shows that most British Jews feel safe.  But incidents like this – targeting synagogues and Jewish community centers – have been occurring all over Europe in the past few months.  Most of those attacks have involved Muslims.  However, this particular outrage was apparently fueld by alcohol.

Here's a video that shows part of the attack.  (Warning: obscene language.)

A mob made up of drunken hooligans forced their way into a London synagogue, breaking windows, assaulting at least two worshipers, and shouting obscenities and anti-Semitic slogans.

Fox News:

A drunken mob stormed into a London synagogue where worshippers were marking the end of the Sabbath early Sunday, shouting “Kill the Jews,” attacking people, vandalizing the building and stoking fears of rising anti-Semitism.

Jews inside the Ahavas Torah synagogue used chairs as shields as they beat back the throng, which assaulted at least one man and smashed windows. Scotland Yard said six people, including two women, were later arrested in connection to the attack, which came amid increasing anxiety in Europe’s Jewish community.

[...]

Meir Taub, a member of the local Shomrim, a Jewish patrol set up to counter violence against Jews, told the Telegraph he was called to the incident shortly after it began.

"I came down and there was a huge group of people, men and women, trying to force their way into the synagogue,” Taub said. "The window had already been smashed. Teenagers were shouting abuse. It was blatantly anti-Semitic, they came and attacked a synagogue."

Jewish leaders said they turned over footage of the incident, which captured violence as well as the chants of “Kill the Jews.”

"I have clear footage which I'm going to show to the police, which clearly shows there were anti-Semitic chants," Taub said.

A recent poll shows that most British Jews feel safe.  But incidents like this – targeting synagogues and Jewish community centers – have been occurring all over Europe in the past few months.  Most of those attacks have involved Muslims.  However, this particular outrage was apparently fueld by alcohol.

Here's a video that shows part of the attack.  (Warning: obscene language.)