Armed security patrols outside synagogues and Jewish institutions across Britain are the “only feasible solution” to threats from terrorism, according to a petition to the UK government.
Started by Golders Green resident Moses Hoffman on December 7th, the petition has gained over 5,000 signatures – and demands the UK government “provide armed security for Jewish public places” as some countries in Europe have done.
Almost 1,034 of the 5,000-plus signatories are resident in the parliamentary constituency of Finchley and Golders Green – a past target of neo-Nazi group National Action. A similar number are resident in the adjacent Hendon constituency. It reads:
“European governments are providing armed security for synagogues and Jewish institutions following numerous fatal terror attacks.
“This is because where there is a serious risk of fatalities, the only feasible solution is to provide armed security for Jewish public places. The UK must do the same.”
The petition can be seen here.
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