December 11, 2019

London Man Arrested for Threatening to Behead Jewish Man

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An unidentified 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening to behead an Orthodox Jewish man in his 40s in east London.

According to the Evening Standard, the Jewish man, who has not been identified, was on his way to work on July 1 when the perpetrator allegedly called him a “f***ing Jew.” The perpetrator then allegedly pulled out a knife and chased after the Jewish man while shouting, “I’m going to kill you! I’m going to chop your head off!”

Local police issued a statement later in the day saying that the perpetrator was arrested and is currently in custody.

A February survey from the nonprofit Community Security Trust, which focuses on promoting safety for Jews, found that there were a record-high 1,652 anti-Semitic instances in Britain in 2018. Around 1,300 of such instances involved some type of abuse, although there was a decline in anti-Semitic violence and property damage.

Additionally, 80 percent of British Jews said in a December poll that anti-Semitism as a significant issue in Britain and nearly a third are considering leaving Britain over it.