Thursday, 31 January 2008

What no go areas? 'Youths' pelt Jews with stones at Holocaust memorial in East London

THE Holocaust Memorial Day marking the genocides of the 20th century was marred on Sunday when a gang of youths stoned Jewish tourists on a guided tour of London's East End.

A group of 96 visitors looking at sites of Jewish interest were attacked by youths hiding behind a fence in a back street in Whitechapel.

Two were struck by the missiles, an American woman just starting a new post at London's Metropolitan University and a Canadian lecturer.

The woman had blood pouring from her head and needed hospital treatment.

The tour was organised by leading local historian Clive Bettington, who was later asked by police if he wanted officers to accompany him in future, but declined.

"That would be admitting there are 'no go' areas," he said.

"I won't be intimidated. We have a right to walk our streets unmolested."

He has now written to Tower Hamlets chief executive Martin Smith for an urgent meeting.

Sunday's incident was outside a former Jewish maternity home in Underwood Road, now used as social services offices, which was on his tour as a place of interest where playwright Arnold Whesker and showbiz comedian Lionel Bart were born.


An eye-witness said: "Stones started to come down on us and some in the group were scared and ducked.

"I looked over the fence and saw four Asian youths throwing stones. They were laughing, then ran away."

The woman who was injured, a New Yorker now living in London, started her job running the IT department at the Met University the following day.

"It wasn't exactly a nice welcome to the East End," she said.

"You're just so surprised standing in a large crowd like that being pelted with stones."

"I was shocked and didn't know what happened at first, then realised I was bleeding and knew I had been hit. My head was cut open."

She was treated at the Royal London Hospital and had to miss an inter-faith mdmorial service she was going to at the East London Central synagogue.

Her friend, Canadian Eric Litwack was hit by a missile, but did not need stitches.

He said: "It was obviously we were being targeted on a tour talking about Jewish history."


There was condemnation across the political spectrum at the multi-faith service at the synagogue later.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets blamed it on "narrow religious views" in the community.

"It's horrifying this could happen in the East End in this day and age, on Holocaust Memorial Day of all days," Cllr Ann Jackson told the Advertiser.

"We must mediate between the narrow religious views of some in the Bangladeshi community. There is narrow mindedness in all communities. Everyone must realise ours is a tolerant society."

Lib Dem's Louise Alexander said: "I'm shocked this took place on my doorstep. It's a 'wake-up' call that highlights we are not there yet."

The Labour leader of Tower Hamlets council, Denise Jones, later issued a joint statement with all Opposition group leaders on the authority, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Respect, apologising on behalf of the community.

"We totally condemn the behaviour of those that intimidated and attacked people on the Holocaust Memorial walk," the Town Hall statement said.

"It is utterly disgraceful that the insensitive, aggressive and quite possibly criminal actions of a few tarnished this important time of reflection.

"We apologise on behalf of Tower Hamlets to the people who were subjected to the abuse and give assurance that we are supporting the police investigation into the incident."


Tower Hamlets' newly-appointed senior police officer responsible for youth involvement, Ins Paul Sloan, is treating the incident as "an anti-Semitic attack and as a 'race hate' crime."

He said: "The injured woman certainly felt it was anti-Semitic because she's Jewish and the attack was motivated by the fact a lot of Jews were present.

"We're keen to work with the organiser to stop this happening again.

"We might accompany them in future. That's one of the tactics we would employ, but that's not routine.

"We have to get to the root of the problem and need to know how often it's happened before."

The Met's new police liaison officer for the area, Ins Brian Mitchell, was immediately informed about Sunday's incident in which he said youths shouted at the tourists, 'if you go any further you'll die.'

He added: "It gets flagged up as 'racial' because of the victims' perception of what happened."

Seems rather a dumb comment about how it gets flagged as 'racial'. A bunch of Bangladeshi (it is not stated but Bangladeshis are Muslim) youths attack Jews at Holocaust Memorial Day. If it were white skin-heads, would he have made such a bone-headed comment about "victims perceptions" and why it was "flagged as racial"?

via Sunny


Renegade Eye said...

I doubt that attack was spontaneous. I'm sure an organized tendency was behind it.

marvin said...

Hey Renegade.

Yeah I agree. Little shits knew it would be a big collection of Jews on commemoration of Holocaust.

judiciousoversight said...

The Holocaust™ made Jews determined to dilute evil antisemitic whites with non-white immigrants. The non-white immigrants have turned out to be much more antisemitic than whites. It's a funny old world.

marvin said...

Judicious, please do not mock or devalue the holocaust on this blog ever again. Your comments will be deleted.

Your implication with the trade mark symbol indicates your affiliation with the holohaux-industry.

Your paranoia about the Jews is really showing through now. I don't think the Jews tried to socially engineer anything in this country; they pretty much kept to themselves, and many left for Israel.

Your only possible argument is they are more biased towards liberal voting than conservative, and this towards a more multi-cultural society- but then you can chuck millions of white people in to that same category too.

Be careful about your responses. I want to start deleting comments.

Tu S.Tin said...

for someone who has denied any BNP tendencies ..... mr judicious has almost quoted them more than once.

judiciousoversight said...

Marvin -- After a great deal of pushing, you admitted I was right about race attacks:

And JDO, just for you, yes, according to the figures available, white people are more likely to be attacked than Jewish people due to their race. But, where you are wrong, is that it's black/ethnic people that clearly suffer the most.

No, they do not suffer most, but it would take a lot more pushing for you to admit that too. I give you credit for admitting you were wrong, which took courage, but you are still brainwashed on the topic.

Judicious, please do not mock or devalue the holocaust on this blog ever again. Your comments will be deleted.

Capital letter for Holocaust.

Your paranoia about the Jews is really showing through now.

Where is the paranoia? I speak the truth: that they are very powerful and use their power for their own ends.

Your only possible argument is they are more biased towards liberal voting than conservative, and this towards a more multi-cultural society- but then you can chuck millions of white people in to that same category too.

No, it is not my only possible argument. Among many other things, Jewish support for mass immigration is practically universal, whether the Jews in question vote liberal or not.

Tu S.Tin writes:

for someone who has denied any BNP tendencies ..... mr judicious has almost quoted them more than once.

I don't deny "BNP tendencies", because clearly I agree with the BNP on important matters, like the harmfulness of mass immigration. I do not agree with them on the Jewish question, as an expert like you should know.

Tu S.Tin said...

well judicious...
to combine your comments to me... unless you count "human" as an ethnic, I am white.
but now you have called us both stupid for failing to see your views as truth when you have offered noting but opinion and vauge figures in place of facts and logic.
I am getting confused over wether your concern is racist or nationalist since you have brought up mass immagration more than once. Are white immagrants included in the problem? they would seem to be as I've shown white on white attacks and murders are part of the statistics. (by the way, jews are classed as white)
If whites are the majority, after your calculations if you subtract white on white hate crimes it would kind of seem whites are really the biggest threat to all groups not the victims.
wouldnt it?
that would kind of make the recent increase in violet attacks on whites almost a defensive action by minorites.
which I am in no way justifying!!
and you havent included politics or religion into your racial equation.
Now since you claim to be so much smarter and righter than the rest of us, could you stop repeating yourself and insulting and answer the questions teacher.
Why is everything seperated into colour groups anyway, that in itself is racist. All attacks, murders etc... should be seen as unforgivable crimes against humanity as a whole.
Before you stick the liberal label to my forehead ... I will call myself an "evolutionalist", and I would love to see mankind, especially in our modern western society learn from its past and PROGRESS - not regress back into nationalist, religious, and ethnic ideologies that have caused nothing but horror.
what is the point you are trying to make anyway? You dont want to see the BNP in power yet you agree with them on important mass immagration? where do they get those ideas?
been there, done that ='d very bad.

The Gray Monk said...

Seems to me that Judicious has been reading "The Protocols of Zion" in their republished form and now once more freely available through various ethnic publishing houses located around the Edgeware Road. It seems that no matter how hard the counter evidence there will always be those who refuse to believe or accept that the "Protocols" was and is a complete fabrication written by the Tzarist Secret Police to justify a 19th Century Pogram. (Ethnic cleansing in modern speak.) Hitler used them in his anti-Jew putsch and they are now freely circulating in the Islamic World, revived and promoted as "truth" in order to alienate the Jewish population from the rest of the world.

From Judicious' remarks, it would see that they have succeeded.

judiciousoversight said...

Tu S.Tin --

You seem to be a victim of modern education. You have my sympathy.

The Gray Monk --

Seems to me you lack a mind of your own and merely parrot what the media have taught you to parrot. I don't believe in the Protocols, which were indeed a forgery, but if it makes you happy to think otherwise, don't let anything I say stop you.

Tu S.Tin said...

sorry, no, I am self taught - so thank you for the assumption ...
and your sympathy