Rabbi who organised Oxford Street bus trip issues statement refuting BBC accusation of anti-Muslim slur

The rabbi who organised and led the bus trip which was attacked by antisemites in Oxford Street has released a statement refuting BBC allegations that there was an anti-Muslim slur by the teenagers on the bus towards their attackers.

You can read the statement by Rabbi Shneor Glitsenstein here.

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: “This moving letter from the Rabbi who organised the bus trip which was attacked in Oxford Street shows the unequivocally antisemitic nature of that attack – and the awful nature of the BBC’s subsequent misreporting. It strains credulity that the Corporation have yet to issue an apology to Rabbi Glitsenstein and all the other passengers on that bus.”

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.