Community Security Trust report results reveals that the number of anti-Semitic hate incidents recorded in the UK is at a record high
Rory Stewart, Independent candidate for London Mayor, responds to the Community Security Trust report today that reveals that the number of anti-Semitic hate incidents recorded in the UK is at a record high.
Rory Stewart has said:
“It is horrifying that the Jewish Community has been subject to such sickening levels of abuse, and deeply troubling that the rate has risen to record levels in the last year. One of the tragedies of the long Jewish story is that each generation must defeat the evil of antisemitism anew.
“Over half of the anti-semitic attacks reported occured in London, and I know from family, as well as friends, the ever present fear of being subject to hate and violence. This situation shames our city, and must be addressed with the kind of leadership and honesty that has been missing in recent years. As Londoners, we must never accept this. We must do so much better to challenge anti-semitism and protect Jewish communities.
“We should start by tripling the number of uniformed police on the streets. But we must also fight the hatred in people’s hearts, through education and ensuring a political dialogue that gives no oxygen to the extremes.
“All of this needs a concrete plan - action, not just words. As Mayor, I will do everything in my power to make London a tolerant, open and safe place to live regardless of background, ethnicity or religion. We must always remain vigilant to this evil: fight it, and never underestimate it.”
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