The rising tide of anti-Semitism

At the North West London Jewish Day School in Willesden, the five-year-olds are being taught how to respond to a terrorist attack.

“We have regular drills for the children, and they know how to recognise the different alarm signals,” says Daniel Kerbel, the head teacher. There is a permanent security guard on the premises, and each of the classrooms has been fitted with new locks so they can be “invacuated”, their doors secured from inside to act as last-ditch defences between the pupils and a killer.

A few miles to the north, the Jewish Community Secondary School in Barnet, JCoSS, is protected by a security gatehouse and Downing Street-style car-bomb barriers.

In the wake of the anti-Semitic murders of four people in Paris, anxiety has risen so high that some parents have taken to social media, questioning the presence of Muslim cleaners at the school.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    London, rocked by sudden outbreaks of vibrancy.

  • ontario john

    The CBC had a segment on the news this morning in regards to the Jews in London, no mention once of islam or muslims. Must be those Anglicans again. But then if you read the Toronto islamic Red Star, its all a propaganda effort by that evil Harper anyway. Thomas Walkom calls the effort in Iraq “Harper’s Little War”. Nothing to do with islam.

    • Censored_often

      I was thinking that although Anglicans are a horribly oppressive group and a real threat to the English Jews, renegade Methodists and other smaller Protestant denominations might be to blame! And let’s please not overlook those pesky Presbyterians after ramadan Robbie Burns day!

  • I must say, based on the stories I hear about Britain, I would not raise my kids there.

    • Censored_often

      I wouldn’t raise a dog in England.

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    • AlanUK

      Strange design of ship. Are you sure it’s English?
      I still believe that a husband and wife who love each other and love their children can still raise a family. Unfortunately, too many families do not fit that description.