The rise of anti-Semitism in Europe continues.
Add another incident to the list. London police responded to an attack on a synagogue last night as a mob of drunk people smashed windows and tried to force their way inside, with shouts of “kill the Jews” heard.
The Telegraph reports:
A drunken mob of more than 20 thugs shouted “kill the Jews” as they stormed into a north London synagogue while young worshippers celebrated the end of the sabbath.
The anti-Semitic abuse was hurled by the group of men and women as they first beat up a young man outside before chasing him inside, breaking windows and attacking others.
The Times of Israel reports:
Six men were arrested in London early Sunday morning after a large crowd of party revelers attacked a synagogue, breaking windows and trying to forcing their way inside
According to The Mirror tabloid, trouble started after an intoxicated gang of around 20 young men and women, who had been at a party in a nearby house, tried to enter the synagogue on Craven Park Road in the heart of London’s Stamford Hill area, home to Europe’s largest ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
One Jewish man suffered light injuries to his face as he tried to prevent the gang from entering the premises. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police received a desperate call for help at around 1:15 a.m. and a video filmed from inside the synagogue showed a small group of Jewish men trying to hold back the invaders, who screamed anti-Semitic abuse and expletives from outside and hurled objects at the doors, smashing the windows.
Part of the attack was captured on video. Language warning:
The BBC has more:
Six arrested after Stamford Hill synagogue attack
Six people have been arrested after a group forced its way into a synagogue in what police have described as an “anti-Semitic” incident.
Police said the drunk men had just left a nearby party and tried to get into the synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London, in the early hours of Sunday.
One man was punched in the face as he tried to stop them.
The six were held for public order offences and assault. Police said one man had made an anti-Semitic comment.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a number of people entered the synagogue on Craven Park Road, but they were removed shortly afterwards by security staff.
“The incident is being treated as an anti-Semitic incident, due to remarks made by one of the group,” said the Met spokesman.
“At this early stage, there is no suggestion that this was a far-right or extremist attack but rather the completely unacceptable actions of a drunken group.”
My grandfather had a saying: Not much good happens after midnight.
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