Jew 1, muslim 0 (plus a cement imprint on his back and head)
The shocking moment a man tries to strangle an Orthodox Jew outside a Melbourne synagogue and screams ‘swear to Allah’ in his face – but HE ends up pinned to the ground by his much bigger target
Video footage shows the 39-year-old man arguing with a group of Orthodox Jews outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Melbourne on Thursday night. The Reservoir man, who was drunk at the time, had been walking with three others towards the nearby train station when he allegedly stole a child’s scooter from outside the synagogue.
He got into an argument with some of the Jewish men and started shouting at one of the men: ‘Go back to Israel’ and asked ‘Do you want to swear to Allah?’. The man was then caught on camera trying to grab hold of a Jewish man’s throat.
The group of men, dressed in religious attire, quickly tackled him and pinned his arms and legs to the concrete until police arrived a short time later. The man was arrested and charged with theft, criminal damage and two counts of unlawful assault over the incident.