A far-right nationalist group is planning a rally in a haredi Orthodox neighborhood of London to protest against what it calls the “Jewification of Great Britain.”
The rally, set for March 22, is being organized by a group called Liberate Stamford Hill, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported. The Stamford Hill neighborhood is said to have the largest haredi population in Europe, according to reports.
Announcements for the rally criticize the Jewish volunteer security group Shomrim and show posters that appeared in the neighborhood last year reading “Women should please walk along this side of the road only.” The posters were removed following a Torah procession event that was gender segregated.
A post on Liberate Stamford Hill’s Facebook page calls the Shomrim “armed thugs.” In reference to the signs, the post says, “this form of Talmudic law is worse than Sharia law and yet nobody is confronting it!”
We are seeing some real crazies.
Why is there a difference between the ultra-Orthodox and radical Muslims? First, there are very few of them; second, they are not violent, and finally, they are not trying to force their way of life on others (and no co-religionists abroad acting like Islamic State).
Segregation of sexes is seen even some Christian groups, like the Amish.
There are so few Jews in the UK that the CIA World Factbook does not even list them: “Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2% (2011 est.)”.
Wikipedia puts them at .4% (the same as Buddhists).