Wednesday, January 4, 2017

UK: Gay couple assaulted in anti-Semitic, homophobic attack

Via Times of Israel:
A young gay couple from Britain was assaulted while celebrating Christmas by thugs who picked on them because one of them was Jewish, a Yorkshire news website reported.

The assault occurred on December 25 outside a pub in the municipality of Thornaby, in North Yorkshire, England, according to an article published last week by the Gazette Live. Jayson Homer, 20, and his 21-year-old partner, who did not want to be named, were attacked and moderately injured outside the Jolly Farmers pub by a gang that harassed Homer’s partner for being Jewish.

The 21-year-old said: “At first a girl in the group started taking the mick out of me for being Jewish. Then another lad from the group came over saying being Jewish was a race. I was disagreeing with him and it was just a little debate really at first.”

But then the girl “started shouting ‘queer’ at me. Every time I went to the toilet someone said it while I was walking past,” he said. Homer and his partner and another friend left the pub but were followed by the alleged attackers, who punched them and hit them with bottles outside the establishment.

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