A knife-wielding antisemite was arrested outside a London synagogue after shouting antisemitic abuse at Jewish worshippers on Purim.

The man reportedly screamed “Heil Hitler, I love Hitler” at congregants as they left the Darenth Road synagogue in Stamford Hill.

The incident was shared by Stamford Hill Shomrim, a volunteer neighbourhood watch organisation. Stamford Hill Shomrim said they “responded to a male hurling racist abuse – “Heil Hitler, I love Hitler” – at Jewish worshipers leaving a synagogue during Purim in Darenth Rd.”

Metropolitan Police arrested the man for hate crime and  possession of a knife.

Campaign Against Antisemitism noted that Home Office statistics show that approximately five hate crimes are experienced per day in England and Wales by Jews. Members of the community are also five times more likely to be targeted than any other religion.

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