Van driver filmed shouting to Jewish motorist: “Hitler was a great man”
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Van driver filmed shouting to Jewish motorist: “Hitler was a great man”

Incident in Stamford Hill on Friday saw man yell: "This is Stamford Hill, not Israel" at Jewish passers-by

The man was filmed shouting how Hitler was a great man several times
The man was filmed shouting how Hitler was a great man several times

A van driver has been caught on film yelling “Hitler was a great man, he knew what he was doing” in a road rage incident in London’s Stamford Hill.

The incident was allegedly sparked by a row over parking on Friday.

Stamford Hill is known as a Jewish area and is home to a large population of orthodox Hasidic Jews.

The driver, who is black and speaks with a Caribbean accent, repeats the racist phrase several times when asked by the Jewish man.

In the brief clip, the Jewish man can be heard saying: “One more time, say it again.”

The driver replies: “Hitler was a great man. He knew what he was doing.”

He adds: “You think you own the world. You don’t own the world.

“This is Stamford Hill, this ain’t Israel, okay?”

Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch group, said they have passed the footage of the incident to the police.

Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, president of the organisation, said in a statement: “The words used in this antisemitic rant is absolutely abhorrent and disgusting.

“I am deeply shocked that a person can hold and feel free to express such despicable views.”

The Met Police said in a statement: “Police in Hackney received an allegation of antisemitic abuse against an individual in Lynmouth Road, N16, at 18.30 hours on 23 December.

“An appointment has been made to see the complainant and no arrests have been made.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

 

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