The deal was brokered at a recent meeting coordinated by Ian Sharer, a member of the local council, the Hackney Gazette reported this week.
Sharer, who is Jewish, told the Gazette that he was asked by “Muslim friends to chair the meeting. The meeting was a great success. The Shomrim patrols have agreed to include the local mosques and other buildings as part of their routine patrols.”
Unlike the Muslim Patrol that aggressively harasses non-Muslims and Muslims alike in Muslim London neighborhoods, members of the Shomrim patrol the streets in order to protect. It was created in 2008 to protect Jews from anti-Semitic hate crimes. There are 22 members who have been trained by local police. The streets are patrolled day and night.
If there was a mosque in a mostly Muslim British borough, I wonder if the Muslims would agree to provide the same protection?