A knife-wielding man harassed London Jews leaving a Stamford Hill synagogue on Purim, screaming antisemitic abuse at them.
The assailant reportedly yelled “Heil Hitler, I love Hitler” at congregants as they exited the Darenth Road synagogue, according to Campaign Against Antisemitism.
The threatening encounter was made public by Stamford Hill Shomrim. The volunteer neighborhood patrol organization stated that the suspect has been arrested. NGO StopAntisemitism shared the information from Shomrim on their social media platform.
Stamford Hill Shomrim said they “responded to a male hurling racist abuse – “Heil Hitler, I love Hitler” – at Jewish worshipers leaving a synagogue during Purim in Darenth Rd.”
They added that the assailant was “arrested by [Metropolitan] Police for Hate Crime & possession of a knife.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism noted that Home Office statistics show that approximately five hate crimes are experienced per day in England and Wales by Jews. Members of the community are also five times more likely to be targeted than any other religion.