Briton Convicted After Shouting Racist Invectives at Jewish Man in North London

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An ultra-Orthodox Jew walks past the Ahavas Torah synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London, on March 22, 2015, after a suspected anti-Semitic attack there.Credit: AFP

A British Court has convicted a North London man of racially/religiously aggravated harassment for anti-Semitic verbal abuse of a Jewish pedestrian, The Jewish Chronicle reported on Wednesday.

Wood Green Crown Court found Stuart Birnie, 36, of Hackney guilty on September 29, and sentencing was scheduled for October 28.

Hackney was arrested in December after being chased down by the Shomrim volunteer security group, after shouting "F*** all the Jewish people, go f*** yourself, I'm going to kill all the Jews," at a Jewish pedestrian.

"The victim in this case was minding his own business when he faced vile antisemitic abuse in Stamford Hill”, said a spokesperson for the Stamford Hill Shomrim.

Shomrim supported the victim throughout the lengthy justice procedure, and welcome the guilty verdict. This was disgraceful abuse which should not be tolerated.”

The incident joins a string of anti-Semitic assaults in Britain in the past year. Last September a 17-year-old teenager suffered serious injuries in an attack at a North Manchester tram station.

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