September 2015 News Archive

  • CST hosts security briefings across the country ahead of Rosh Hashana

    11 Sep 2015 by CST

    CST hosted briefings in North London, Redbridge, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, South London, Liverpool, South Wales and Birmingham ahead of the High Holy Day period.

  • CST Security Statement: Antisemitic Assault at Bowker Vale Metro Station

    8 Sep 2015 by CST

    CST is sending the below security notice to synagogues and other Jewish organisations in Greater Manchester. This follows a serious antisemitic assault in the heart of the north Manchester Jewish community.   

  • CST Hosts High Holy Day Briefings for Security Guards

    4 Sep 2015 by CST

    In recent weeks, CST has hosted two briefing sessions for commercial security guards, in our Manchester and London offices. Over 250 guards attended, triple the number who have been present in previous years, representing a wide range of guarding companies that secure Jewish schools, synagogues and communal buildings.

  • Majority of faith based discrimination in football is antisemitic

    4 Sep 2015 by CST

    New figures released by the anti-discrimination in football campaign, Kick It Out,  shows a rise of 21% in the number of incidents in football of discriminatory language and an increase in the number of complaints received. The figures show that 57% of incidents reported relate to racial abuse, whilst the other incidents relate to abuse based on sexual orientation, faith, sexism and abuse targeting disabled people. Of the faith based discrimination, the majority of incidents reported were antisemitic in nature, with three reports of Islamophobia. The Chairman of the Kick It Out campaign, Lord Ouseley, blamed the rise on the increasingly negative rhetoric surrounding immigration and minorities.

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“Since 2003, CST has been a stalwart supporter of ODIHR in its efforts to effectively monitor antisemitic hate crime in the OSCE Region. With its rigorous methodology and innovative partnerships with the British police, it is viewed by many as representing the gold standard for NGO responses to all forms of hate crime. I wish CST all success in its exciting new phase of work.”

Michael Georg Link
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights