Behind The Shocking Letter About The Rise In Anti-Semitism In The UK That Went Viral

“What is this? Racism. Where is this? Britain and Ireland. When is this? Now. Who am i? I am a Jew.” BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408560588); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3423070”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408560588); });

Last week, Stephen Ryde wrote this letter to The Independent.

Anti-Semitism Watch @antisemwatch

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6. “Social media is rife with vitriol towards me (even from so-called friends). And in Bradford I’m told that I am not even permitted to enter the city.”

Ryde told us he has reported anti-Semitic pages, groups, and tweets, and that friends of his have sometimes reported abuse directed at them to the police.

In Bradford, the Respect MP George Galloway was filmed declaring Bradford an “Israel-free zone” in front of a Palestinian flag. Local police have since launched an investigation into his comments.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/behind-the-shocking-letter-about-the-rise-in-anti-semitism-i

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