Anti-Semitic Gang Attacks London Synagogue

Video captured from inside Synagogue shows intense stand-off


A gang of men in London attacked a Synagogue early Sunday morning in what police are describing as an anti-Semitic incident, the Guardian reports.

"The incident is being treated as an antisemitic incident, due to remarks made by one of the group," said a spokesman for the police department, which arrested six and is still working to identify others involved in the attack who escaped.

The attack came at around 1:15 a.m. in the London suburb of Stamford Hill. The men came from a nearby house party and were drunk, according to police.

The men, who were screaming "we will kill you" to worshippers inside, proceeded to tear up Jewish prayer books once they gained entry, according to an account of the incident told to the Jerusalem Post. One person also suffered an injury to his face during the fight to keep the men out, and was brought to the hospital.

Police say that they have increased the police presence in the largely Jewish Stamford Hill area "to provide reassurance to the community."

Brent Scher   Email Brent | Full Bio | RSS
Brent Scher is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he studied foreign affairs and politics.

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