Carole Swords, the Chair of Respect Tower Hamlets, has been convicted of using “threatening and abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment”.
Swords attacked Harvey Garfield as he attempted to defend Israeli products from potential vandalism by protesters. She received a conditional discharge, and was ordered to pay £250 cost. Swords offered to pay £1 a week because she is on income support. Swords assaulted Mr Harvey Garfield, knocking his glasses from his face.
Swords sought, unsuccessfully, to avoid conviction by arguing that Mr Garfield had told her that she was a “supporter of terror”. Mr Garfield answered that he had photographs of her with Hamas, a proscribed terrorist organisation. She also claimed that she had not entered Tescos for the purpose of engaging in anti-Israel activism. However, she had previously engaged in disruptive behaviour, in the same shop, a few months previously.
Carole Swords also testified that Mr Garfield attacked her whilst calling her a Nazi and a Palestinian terrorist . Swords expressed the view that Mr Garfield was a “rabid dog” who was ill. She said that she could see Mr Garfield’s face streaming with sweat and she could smell his “evil breath” on her face . Swords also stated that Mr Garfield spat in her face, and mimed wiping spittle away with her hand. Swords claimed that Mr Garfield had lifted her off her feet and swung her round and had bruised her arm. However, the magistrates disbelieved her evidence, and noted that the claims were at odds with the CCTV evidence.
In evidence, Carole Swords told the court that she was a Catholic, but that her mother was Jewish. She said that her family had “one of them Jewish cookers ” and that two of her uncles ran a delicatessen in the East End.
Carole Swords is a vicious and nasty racist, as the evidence that follows will show. Here is Carole Swords, “joking” with her friends about the logistics of burning down cars in Hendon, without the police becoming aware:
Swords calls Zionists “cockroaches”:
Carole Swords believes that Christians should march on Israel to reclaim the ‘Holy Land‘.
On Facebook, Carole Swords has recently linked to a video of Holocaust denier Lady Renouf. At the end of the clip, Renouf claims that Christian support for Israel shows that there is no longer any Christianity, only “Holocaustianity”.
Here Swords recommends articles by Louis Farrakhan and the antisemitic promoter of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Daryl Bradford Smith:
Here is Carole Swords shouting at Jews she disagree with, to “go back to bloody Russia”:
Carole Swords is an organiser for “Viva Palestina”, George Galloway’s Hamas support operation.
Here is Carole Swords with Hamas leaders Haniyeh and Zahar.
Zahar is the Hamas leader who declared of Jews:
“They have legitimised the murder of their own children by killing the children of Palestine. They have legitimised the killing of their people all over the world by killing our people.”
Carole Swords liked a “Free Mohammed Hamid” page on Facebook –Mohammed Hamid being a recruiter of terrorists in the UK.
Carole Swords is in close contact with George Galloway, passing on messages to Galloway’s international Viva Palestina supporters:
RESPECT has previously thrown out a racist activist. It must expel Carole Swords.