A vile antisemite has left a Jewish couple “scared to death” after telling them ‘go back to your country’ in a vile bus rant, a witness told a British news outlet, the Mirror. The eyewitness said the innocent pair were left in a state of shock after the tirade, which went on for several minutes on Monday afternoon.
The episode was apparently sparked by the man being held up by the victim’s stroller as he boarded the bus in the Stamford Hill area of London.
A 27-year-old Jewish man, who witnessed the couple being abused on Monday, told The Mirror it was the worst case of antisemitism he had ever seen. “The couple were scared to death. It seems like that scumbag tried to take advantage of them because they were disabled.” he said. “As a Jew I’ve had people shouting at me from cars in the past but this continued for a good few minutes as if it was an acceptable thing to do.”
The witness added that it appeared the thug launched his verbal assault because they pair were slow getting on the bus.
A shocking video of the incident involving the couple shows the victims, who are Hasidic Jews, telling the thug ‘we are English’ as he screams at them.
He tells the pair: “I will batter the f**k out of you. This is our f***ing country. I’m a f***ing Englishman, go back to your own f***ing damn country.”
The man being targeted by the racist then leans forward and shouts ‘I am English’ while pointing at himself.
However, the thug ignores him and continues: “This is our country, not your country.”
The female victim tries to reason with the man, asking him to ‘open his eyes’ while pointing out that there are English people living in her country.
She added: “We want to go away because of people like you.”
The abusive passenger shouts back at her ‘yeah so have some f***ing respect then, f***ing damn c***s’.
In the video he also shouts at the bus driver, complaining about the couple putting their buggy on the bus and ‘taking their time’.
When he finally gets off, he shouts: “F***ing damn d***heads. You think you own this country, you don’t own this f***ing damn country. You understand? Go f**k yourself.”
The man boarded the bus at Manor House station and disembarked at Bethune Road in Stoke Newington at around 12.45pm.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed no one has been arrested although officers are appealing for information.
Andy Port, Neighbourhood Superintendent for Hackney, said: “We take all forms of hate crime seriously whether that be a crime based on a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or prejudice against a person who is transgender.
“We deplore any form or hate crime and will do everything in our power to bring to justice those responsible. Should anyone have any information with regards to the incident please contact 101 quoting CAD 5662/8Feb or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”