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London - Van Mounts Curb Injuring 2 in Alleged Anti Semitic Attack

Published on: August 1, 2011 05:03 PM
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Aftermath of accident on Upper Clapton Road. Photo: http://www.hackneyhive.co.ukAftermath of accident on Upper Clapton Road. Photo: http://www.hackneyhive.co.uk

London - A man and woman were injured this afternoon after a white van mounted the pavement at a bus stop on Upper Clapton Road.

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Both were taken to hospital by Hatzolah and are  not suffering life changing  or threatening injuries.

A 29 year old man was arrested and is in custody at a North London police station.

While police can not confirm it was a hate crime, they say it was reported as one and will be investigating accordingly. Stoke Newington Community Safety Unit is investigating the incident.


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 Aug 01, 2011 at 05:09 PM Anonymous Says:

I hope the driver is charged with attempted murder.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 05:13 PM MIKE Says:

WHY in the world is this considered an anti-Semitic attack? The news item makes no mention of any slurs or evidence that would suggest Jew-hatred as a motive for this incident.

Remember, though, we're in the 3 Weeks and - now - the 9 Days. Moschiach now!

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 05:23 PM BBC Says:

I heard that he claimed to have lost control after a different car hit him.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 05:36 PM Liepa Says:

Is this somwewhere next to the Kadimah Hotel in Clapton Common?

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 05:42 PM Chaim_Ben-Yehuda Says:

Move along now, there's nothing to see here! Move along there.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 05:51 PM theman2011 Says:

The Driver was a muslim.....

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 06:59 PM yoely Says:

I live right there and saw it all. It was defintely attempted murder.it happened just minutes from where the shoe bomber lived and that one eyed one hook for hand abu chamza.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 06:28 PM Update77 Says:

Reply to #4  
Liepa Says:

Is this somwewhere next to the Kadimah Hotel in Clapton Common?

Yes its not far i live there around

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 06:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Name of the driver please. Is it official policy now, that whenever the alleged perpetrator of a crime is a Muslim, the media doesn't give a name?

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 06:49 PM theman2011 Says:

Reply to #4  
Liepa Says:

Is this somwewhere next to the Kadimah Hotel in Clapton Common?

its up the road, about 3 min drive

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 07:46 PM Anonymous Says:

The article says nothing about a hate crime. How do you know it wasn't an accident or a drunk driver? Please don't assume every time a vehicle driven by someone who looks like a muslim accidently drives up on the sidewalk and hits yidden it was done purposely.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 07:08 PM BBC Says:

Reply to #4  
Liepa Says:

Is this somwewhere next to the Kadimah Hotel in Clapton Common?

Clapton common is quite a long road but it's on the same road just a bit further down.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 07:21 PM kollelfaker Says:

Reply to #2  
MIKE Says:

WHY in the world is this considered an anti-Semitic attack? The news item makes no mention of any slurs or evidence that would suggest Jew-hatred as a motive for this incident.

Remember, though, we're in the 3 Weeks and - now - the 9 Days. Moschiach now!

which means what exactly that we can not walk the streets sorry that was a real stretch and dumb think before you write

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 07:24 PM Mr bean Says:

Reply to #7  
yoely Says:

I live right there and saw it all. It was defintely attempted murder.it happened just minutes from where the shoe bomber lived and that one eyed one hook for hand abu chamza.

I'm really sorry but i don't understand a word you wrote! Can you please explain in english? Thanks.

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 10:16 PM bored Says:

Whether or not this can be assumed to be anti semetic just depends on how often muslim drivers keep "accidentally" jumping the curb and plowing over jews. Remember the truck driver in israel?

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 Aug 01, 2011 at 11:36 PM RadioSimcha Says:

I had a driver from pakistan swerve to the other side of traffic on coney island ave to try to hit me as i was crossing the street. A cop saw the who thing and pulled over the driver but of course wouldnt do anything about trying to hit me....at least in this case they are handling it differently

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 01:38 AM The_Beadle Says:

Reply to #7  
yoely Says:

I live right there and saw it all. It was defintely attempted murder.it happened just minutes from where the shoe bomber lived and that one eyed one hook for hand abu chamza.

1) Richard Reid - the shoe bomber - was from Wanstead
2) Because a nutter lives around there, doesn't mean everyone (driving) in the area is a nutter.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 01:40 AM The_Beadle Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

Name of the driver please. Is it official policy now, that whenever the alleged perpetrator of a crime is a Muslim, the media doesn't give a name?

Actually, if at all possible, when the accused is a Muslim, the media usually make mention of his name and religion.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 01:40 AM The_Beadle Says:

Reply to #6  
theman2011 Says:

The Driver was a muslim.....

Where does it say that?

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 03:44 AM Anonymous Says:

It looks like an attack. It is a straight stretch there since I know the road. It is also a bus stop so he should have been to the right [drive on the opposite side] not on the side walk.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 04:28 AM Duvdevani Says:

Reply to #6  
theman2011 Says:

The Driver was a muslim.....

Yeah, sure. All the problems of the world can be ascribed to the Muslims - even the fact that today is Tuesday.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 04:34 AM A N Other Says:

Reply to #7  
yoely Says:

I live right there and saw it all. It was defintely attempted murder.it happened just minutes from where the shoe bomber lived and that one eyed one hook for hand abu chamza.

OK, so you live there and you saw it all - we will not doubt your word.on that point.

But what qualifies you to say "it was definitely attempted murder"? Are you the investigating Metropolitan Police officer?

As for your assertion that "it happened just minutes from where the shoe bomber lived and that one eyed one hook for hand abu chamza" this has as much relevance as saying it happened just moments from Egerton Road shul and where you can buy really great beigels".

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 08:38 AM mendoza Says:

its 1939 all over again .. hashem yerachaim

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 09:33 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
kollelfaker Says:

which means what exactly that we can not walk the streets sorry that was a real stretch and dumb think before you write

I never said that. I'm just implying that people should be extra careful, as anti-Semitism is especially rampant during the 3 Weeks.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 09:35 AM zught Says:

Reply to #20  
The_Beadle Says:

1) Richard Reid - the shoe bomber - was from Wanstead
2) Because a nutter lives around there, doesn't mean everyone (driving) in the area is a nutter.

wanstead is real far from here, nowhere close, and this is being treated as a "loosing control of the vehicle" and none other. You would all be better of saying some tehillim then speculating.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 10:30 AM therealkishke Says:

Reply to #25  
A N Other Says:

OK, so you live there and you saw it all - we will not doubt your word.on that point.

But what qualifies you to say "it was definitely attempted murder"? Are you the investigating Metropolitan Police officer?

As for your assertion that "it happened just minutes from where the shoe bomber lived and that one eyed one hook for hand abu chamza" this has as much relevance as saying it happened just moments from Egerton Road shul and where you can buy really great beigels".

Nothing "qualifies" him. It's his opinion. You don't agree? That's your right, as it is his to opine.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 01:09 PM The_Beadle Says:

Reply to #28  
zught Says:

wanstead is real far from here, nowhere close, and this is being treated as a "loosing control of the vehicle" and none other. You would all be better of saying some tehillim then speculating.

it's about 6 miles away.

So all Muslims can be blamed for every (alleged) crime that takes place within at least 6 miles of a completely different crime commited by a completely different Muslim.

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 Aug 02, 2011 at 02:12 PM Chaim_Ben-Yehuda Says:

Reply to #27  
Anonymous Says:

I never said that. I'm just implying that people should be extra careful, as anti-Semitism is especially rampant during the 3 Weeks.

" ... anti-Semitism is especially rampant during the 3 Weeks."

Wow, I didn't know that anti-Semites carried a לוח שנה עברי in their pockets! Perhaps they can tell me on what date I will have yahrtzeit for my zeida in 2021?

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 Aug 03, 2011 at 12:55 PM marcia Says:

Reply to #10  
theman2011 Says:

its up the road, about 3 min drive

You live in London? Please, tell me, I'd like to hear from a Jewish perspective, what do you think of the EDL?

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