Anti-semitic attacks in London double in a year

The number of anti-semetic crimes in London is up 137% in a year and one in 10 involves violence.

Figures released by Metropolitan Police show that the capital saw 459 anti-semitic crimes in the past financial year compared to 193 the year before.

According to separate figures by UK Jewish charity Community Security Trust, the number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%. A total of 473 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded between January and June this year, a 53% rise from 2014.

David Delew, CEO, Community Security Trust, said the figures were “unsettling”.

He said: “The terrorist attacks on European Jews earlier this year, following the high levels of anti-semitism in 2014, were a difficult and unsettling experience for our Jewish community.

“We welcome the apparent increase in reporting of anti-semitic incidents, but regret the concern and anxiety about anti-semitism that this reflects.”

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  • Since we have more and more Muslims, and they are taught from the earliest age to hate Jews, is it surprising? This is one of the more unfortunate results of Labour's equality/diversity agenda in order to cull Muslim votes, together with the increase in the size and number of Muslim ghettos in which children hardly meet any one outside their community and are indoctrinated from an early age.

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