Four Charged With Inciting Racial Hatred in London

Demonstrators stand and wave flags on top of a No. 9 London Bus during a protest near the Israeli Embassy against the action taken against Gaza, in London, in 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Four men appeared in British court on Wednesday for their involvement in a car convoy that went through a Jewish neighborhood in London with the drivers and passengers shouting anti-Semitic abuse.

Mohammed Iftikhar Hanif, 27; Jawaad Hussain, 24; Asif Ali, 25; and Adil Mota, 26, appeared before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, The JC reported.

They will be tried by a crown court jury, and are facing charges of using threatening, abusive or insulting words, or behavior with intent likely to stir up racial hatred. If found guilty, they face three years in prison.

The four are accused of taking part in a car convoy that drove through north London on May 16. In cars draped in Palestinian flags, they screamed curses and violent threats against Jews.

All four have plead not guilty.


Updated Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2:10 pm .