'Beware of Jews' sign in London

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A nasty prank was behind a fake "Beware Of Jews" road sign that appeared outside a north London shul on Tuesday and was removed by authorities on Wednesday.
by ANT KATZ | Mar 15, 2017

Fake sign hoax

A road sign, which appears to warn "beware of Jews" popped up just meters away from a shul in north London on Tuesday, reports the BBC.

The sign depicts the silhouette of an orthodox Jewish man wearing a traditional Fedora hat and was spotted on a lamppost in Stamford Hill - see full picture below story.

A member of a Jewish neighbourhood watch group saw the sign and reported it to police.

It is understood the sign was later removed by Hackney Council.

Barry Bard, of Jewish neighbourhood group “Shomrim NE London” - said it was the first known sighting of such a sign, which had caused alarm in the local community due to its meticulous planning.

He said: "The people of Stamford Hill are very sadly used in instances of anti-Semitic hate crime, but most of those times it will be verbal abuse or even assault.

"The person who planned [this sign] has obviously gone to an effort to cause alarm and distress to local people," he said.

Shadow home secretary and MP for Hackney North Diane Abbott said it was "disgusting" and "unacceptable", while Labour's MP for Tottenham David Lammy said it amounted to "despicable, nasty behaviour that has absolutely no place in our community."



Whacky sign

The sign was an elaborate hoax apparently perpetrated by an anti-Jewish group and lasted just one day outside this north London Shul

1 Comment

  1. 1 HOWARD JOFFE 28 May
    My first reaction, apart from disbelief, was English thugs. 
    My view of the UK is that you have proved yourselves to be a civilized people. Your mature society has nothing to prove!  This would mean that you ought be tolerating different views and different religions.
    I remain shocked.  I can only think that this must be the work of some young hoons who mistakenly think they are having fun. Catch them and jail them.


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