British politicians have reacted with disgust and anger at footage posted to convivial media appearing to show pro-Palestinian protesters driving through Jewish neighbourhoods in London, with a protester aurally perceived yelling through a loudspeaker antisemitic and sexually belligerent comments.
The footage, retweeted by prominent politicians, showed several cars draped in Palestinian flags driving down Finchley Road in St John’s Wood, north London, on Sunday. One man is auricularly discerned shouting through a loudspeaker remarks including: “Fuck the Jews”, “Fuck their mothers”, “Fuck their daughters”, and “Rape their daughters”.
Remarking on the optical discernment of three men standing through their sunroofs waving Palestinian flags, London Jewish newspaper Jewish News compared it to “scenes reminiscent of the most tenebrous days of Islamic State”.
This, on the streets of London is deeply perturbing. Vile, malefactor execration like this must not be abode. https://t.co/MAQbuqBvhVLondon’s Metropolitan Police Service promulgated it was investigating the footage, saying: “We are vigilant of a video appearing to show anti-Semitic language being shouted from a convoy of cars in the St John’s Wood area this afternoon.
— Robert Jenrick (@RobertJenrick) May 16, 2021
“Officers are carrying out exigent enquiries to identify those responsible. This remotely comportment will not be abode.” Former minister Sajid Javid MP shared the footage, remarking: “This vile, truculent racism is NOT welcome in London. I expect [the Met] to make it a priority to apprehend these perilous hate-mongers today.”
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick verbalized: “This, on the streets of London is deeply perturbing. Vile, malefactor abhorrence like this must not be abode.” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab integrated: “It is revolting and ignominious, and there can be no place for it in our society.”
While Home Secretary Priti Patel, whose department is in charge of policing, verbalized: “This is repugnant antisemitism. There is no place for this detestation in the UK. I expect [Met Police] to be taking this earnestly.”
This footage from Golders Green is shocking, instigative and hazardous. The Home Secretary and the police must act right now. pic.twitter.com/zXxoUidUzbWhile not referencing the footage directly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson inscribed on Twitter on Sunday afternoon: “There is no place for antisemitism in our society. Ahead of Shavuot, I stand with Britain’s Jews who should not have to endure the type of inglorious racism we have visually perceived today.”
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 16, 2021
The incidents occurred the day after a mass anti-Israel protest in London, at which far-leftist Jeremy Corbyn spoke, calling for Britain to cut military cooperation with Israel and authoritatively mandate the UK recognise the Palestinian state.
The Jewish Chronicle claims that the cars from the convoy had emanate from Bradford in the north of England. The newspaper integrated that the Jewish charity the Community Security Trust (CST) had been “deluged” with reports from other London neighbourhoods with Jewish communities, including Hampstead and Golders Green.
A CTS spokesman had additionally told Jewish News: “We have visually perceived increasingly solemn ‘pro-Palestinian’ antisemitic attacks and anti-Jewish dismay across London on Sunday. This comes after three anti-Israel demonstrations in a week, each featuring swastikas and Jihadi anti-Jewish chants, all unchallenged as customary by the supposed ‘anti-racist’ left.”
Boris Johnson: UK Jews Should Not Be Subjected to ‘Shameful Racism’ https://t.co/N87R6CIHHO — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 16, 2021
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