THE Holocaust Memorial Day marking the genocides of the 20th century was marred on Sunday when a gang of youths stoned Jewish tourists on a guided tour of London's East End.
A group of 96 visitors looking at sites of Jewish interest were attacked by youths hiding behind a fence in a back street in Whitechapel.
Two were struck by the missiles, an American woman just starting a new post at London's Metropolitan University and a Canadian lecturer.
The woman had blood pouring from her head and needed hospital treatment.
An eye-witness said: "Stones started to come down on us and some in the group were scared and ducked.
"I looked over the fence and saw four Asian youths throwing stones. They were laughing, then ran away."
There was condemnation across the political spectrum at the multi-faith service at the synagogue later.
The Mayor of Tower Hamlets blamed it on "narrow religious views" in the community.
Ah, so what he actually means is that a bunch of Muslim youths decided that stoning Jews was a fun idea. Isn't that what this amounts to? Yes, it is.
Good. Get eye-witness accounts, hunt these fuckers down and deport them. If they are, in fact "British", then we need to set an example: send them to prison, for life. No parole, nothing. If that doesn't send out a strict enough message, then we can start beating them every day, too. Publically.
"It's horrifying this could happen in the East End in this day and age, on Holocaust Memorial Day of all days," Cllr Ann Jackson told the Advertiser.
"We must mediate between the narrow religious views of some in the Bangladeshi community. There is narrow mindedness in all communities. Everyone must realise ours is a tolerant society."
There is no such thing as society, you fool: there are only individuals. If the individuals are not tolerant, then society is not either.
What we must do is to ensure that these bigots are not allowed to act on their bigotry and, if they do (as they have), then they are made to rue the fucking day. They have infringed on other people's life, liberty and property: I don't give a shit about their motivation, but these people must be punished. Punished and publically humiliated.
Just for once, I concur with Sunny's pithy comment.
This is disgusting...
Yes; yes, it is. So, hunt these bastards down and, if they are convicted, strip them naked in the town square, publically flog them, and then send them down for a very, very long time.
P.S. I feel that I should point out that I don't give a crap about what religion someone is: the law is the law and should apply to everybody equally regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. etc. No exceptions, no special circumtances, and without fear or favour. OK?