A group of a dozen “preachers” reportedly targeted Jews leaving synagogue on during the Jewish Sabbath last weekend, haranguing them with a string of antisemitic epithets. As the community ended its prayers and families walked back home they were told that “Jews control the world”, “Jews control money”, “Jews will destroy the world” and “Jews have long noses”.
A video posted online by the group, which appears to be an offshoot of the black supremacist hate organisation calling itself the Israelite Church of G-d in Jesus Christ, shows the group of men claiming that Jews are the “children of fools” and of “base men” whose circumcisions involve “sucking off little boys”. The preachers predicted that they would load the Jews, whom they described as descendants of the biblical figure Amalek, onto ships with “no destination” where they would be forced to “eat your own faeces”.
Berating Jews as the “money muscle” behind wars, the preachers said that they awaited the time when they could “grab these damn Amalekite [Jewish] babies and smash their heads into stone”, explaining that they would “smash their heads, brains all over the place.”
When a black woman passing by remonstrated with them as they claimed that the past kings of England were in fact all black, the preachers berated her for wearing trousers, declaring that they would only want her to dress that way prior to sex. They then turned their ire on anybody who was not heterosexual, describing them as “garbage”.
The comments were made outside Sainsbury’s in Stamford Hill on Saturday 7th September between 13:00 and 16:00 to hundreds of Jews and other passersby, amplified through a loudspeaker reportedly heard up to half a mile away.
Non-Jewish passersby called the police, but when two officers arrived the preachers stopped making antisemitic remarks. The officers declined to make arrests as only two officers were available. When the officers left, the antisemitic denunciations began again.
Following an outcry from Stamford Hill Shomrim, a neighbourhood watch patrol run by Jewish volunteers, the Mayor of the Borough of Hackney has offered assurances that investigations are underway.
If you witnessed this incident, please contact the police on 101, citing reference number CAD3094 of 8th September 2019, and contact Campaign Against Antisemitism by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling 0330 822 0321 and choosing option 2.