Four appear in court over alleged antisemitism shouted from convoy

All defendants entered not-guilty pleas


Four men have appeared in court charged with shouting antisemitic abuse from a convoy of cars in north London earlier this year.

Mohammed Iftikhar Hanif, 27; Jawaad Hussain, 24; Asif Ali, 25; and Adil Mota, 26, were seen covering their faces as they arrived and left Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. 

They are charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words, or behaviour with intent likely to stir up racial hatred.

All four men from Blackburn entered not guilty pleas, with Mr Mota’s lawyer telling the court that his client was travelling as part of the convoy but wasn’t involved in the incident. 

They stand accused of shouting “F**k the Jews, rape their daughters” while travelling as part of a convoy of cars draped in Palestinian flags in Finchley Road on May 16. 

The court heard that the offence is punishable by up to three years in prison. 

All four defendants were discharged without bail conditions and are scheduled to appear before Wood Green Crown Court on 3 November.

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