Following Attacks, Jewish Group Offers to Protect Mosque

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Following Attacks, Jewish Group offers to Protect MosqueA London mosque has turned to a local group of Jewish volunteers in attempt to boost security, following a spike in anti-Muslim attacks.

The Jewish Chronicle reported on a unique meeting which took place over the weekend between Muslim leaders and members of the “Shomrim”, at the Cazenove Road Mosque and Community Centre in Stoke Newington.

The Shomrim are a group of Jewish volunteers who work with local authorities to combat local crime, including anti-Semitism. Chapters also exist in the United States.

There has been a rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes in Britain, following the brutal murder of an off-duty British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, by Muslim extremists in Woolwich, in south-east London.

According to the Jewish Chronicle, it was a local Liberal Democrat councillor, Ian Sharer, who brought the two groups together, following a request by the local Muslim community who were concerned about a series of violent attacks in the area.


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