A 47-year-old woman chased a group of children who had just exited a Synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London with a ten-inch knife, shouting “I want to kill all you Jews,” The Independent reported on Monday.
She reportedly intimidated over a dozen children aged between eight and 13 on June 17, in an incident which has shocked London’s Jewish community.
The area is home to Europe’s largest Hasidic Jewish community. Shomrim’s president, Rabbi Herschel Gluck said more needs to be done to tackle anti-Semitism in the UK.
Muslim woman with large Knife chases children down street shouting 'I want to kill all Jews', outside London synagogue. Authorities claim this is simply due to that mysterious but contagious mental illness which is becoming ever more prevalent in the West.https://t.co/BjtjZaTxXO— Cllr Brian Murphy (@brianmurphycllr) June 18, 2018
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) June 19, 2018
Woman shouting 'I want to kill all you Jews' arrested after chasing Jewish children through London with knife.— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 18, 2018
WHAT THE F**K!?!?!?!? https://t.co/PS45MK7Sds
“This is another worrying incident of knife crime in London coupled with hate/anti-Semitic crime. Much more needs to be done to tackle and stop this terrible scourge which is tragically running rampant in our city.”
“At this time, the female remains in custody at an east London police station. She is expected to undergo a mental health assessment in due course. This incident is not terror-related,” an MPS spokesperson said.