Jewish Groups Call for Vigilance After London Subway Terrorism

Members of the emergency services work outside Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017, following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station. Police and ambulance services said they were responding to an 'incident' at Parsons Green underground station in west London on …
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The Algemeiner reports: Jewish groups in the United Kingdom were united in their condemnation of a terrorist attack on a subway train in southwest London on Friday morning, in which 22 people were wounded by what Scotland Yard’s anti-terror squad described as an “improvised explosive device.”

“Our thoughts go out to all of those injured in the attack on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning,” said Jonathan Arkush — the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews — in a statement. “The more the extremists attempt to disrupt our lives and challenge our values of tolerance and mutual respect, the stronger our resolve and determination to defeat them.”

A security bulletin issued by the Community Security Trust (CST) — the communal security body for British Jews — said its officials had been in touch with police in London to determine whether there was a heightened threat to the Jewish community.

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