White supremacy has been a global issue for years and, despite the progress that has been made in regards to these kinds of hate crimes, they sadly still happen today.
Places of worship such as churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues are found worldwide, including western countries such as the UK due to its diverse and multi-cultural population.
But, of course, white supremacists are still out there, working to make other's lives a complete misery.
Footage has recently emerged of a white man in the UK attempting to set fire to a synagogue, but his evil plan backfired horribly. Read on to hear the story and to learn that karma really does exist...
The Jewish community is a large one.
via: Getty ImagesDespite Isreal being the only explicitly Jewish state and the only state with a Jewish majority, the overall worldwide population reaches figures of around fifteen million.
The United States and the United Kingdom are home to millions of Jewish people.
via: Getty ImagesThe US has an estimated popular of 5.3 million Jewish people, which is 40.2 percent of the overall Jewish population. The UK is home to around 269,570 Jewish people.
Judaism is an ancient Abrahamic religion.
via: Getty ImagesIt encompasses the religion, philosophy, and culture of Jewish people, and it is considered by its believers to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Isreal. It contains a wide body of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization.
The Jewish community was the victim of the biggest mass-murder in history.
via: Getty ImagesThe genocide of European Jews that was carried out between 1941-1945 involved Nazi Germany capturing and containing Jewish people in concentration camps across Europe.
The Holocaust caused suffering and misery to millions.
via: Getty ImagesAn estimated 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust, along with 11 million others. Jews were tortured, worked to death, and killed in extremely inhumane and unconventional ways.
Memorials are found all over the world.
via: Getty ImagesThe most famous memorial is found in Berlin, Germany, which contains a 19,000 square meter site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern to commemorate the millions of Jewish people who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
The Jewish community celebrates what their religion has survived.
via: Getty ImagesDespite the tragedies that generations of Jewish people have lived through, the community often to celebrates and remembers the lives of the victims of these horrific crimes, and, most importantly, they embrace the religion that they are proud to be a part of.
Supremacists sadly exist, however.
via: Getty ImagesDespite the peaceful and private nature of religions, especially of Judaism, sick individuals around the world like to believe that they are superior and express hate and prejudice against religious people for no reason at all - well, for no reason other than their ignorance and arrogance...
A white supremacist was caught on CCTV in the UK...
via: Getty ImagesIn Exeter, which is located in the South of England, local, Tristan Morgan, was caught on CCTV approaching the Exeter Synagogue, which had been located there since 1763, making it the third-oldest Synagogue in Britain.
Morgan can be seen smashing a side window with what appears to be a crowbar or a hammer.
via: MetroThe footage, which was captured in July 2018, shows Morgan casually, and very calmly, approaching the side entrance of the Synagogue, smashing the side window open.
After finally breaking through the window...
via: MetroMorgan is then seen to walk away, out of sight of the camera, to soon return with a tank full of what is assumed to be gasoline.
It's pretty clear what Morgan's intentions were...
via: MetroHe begins to quickly dump the contents of the tank through the broken window, hastily shaking the tank empty of its flammable contents. Morgan is then seen taking a box of matches out of his pocket and striking a match.
An eruption of flames...
via: MetroFrom the moment that Morgan drops the lit match through the broken window, an eruption of flames bursts out of the window and instantly engulfs him in a fireball. Somehow, Morgan walks away calmly, brushing himself off; he was seemingly unharmed.
Despite his head still smoking...
via: MetroMorgan picks up his belongings and makes his way to his van, all while brushing off the smoke that's coming from his head. It's pretty alarming how calm and collected he remained after been engulfed in the fireball...
Tristan Morgan was arrested shortly after his crime.
Exeter man Tristan Morgan, aged 52, of no fixed abode has been given an indefinite hospital order after pleading gu… https://t.co/3eP9L1hABt— Devon & Cornwall Police (@Devon & Cornwall Police)1562342961.0
Morgan is clearly a very unwell man.
via: Getty ImagesSuperintendent Matt Lawler, the Local Policing Commander for Exeter, East Mid & Devon said in a statement: "Morgan is clearly very unwell and following multiple detailed medical assessments it is clear that a hospital order is appropriate. He will be subject to further assessments and close monitoring for many years to come. "Following consultation with the Synagogue, some of the CCTV images of the attack have been released."
An immense level of planning and determination went into the crime.
via: ShutterstockLawler went on to say: "The footage, which was played in open court, shows the level of planning, determination, and intent by Morgan, whom the wider evidence clearly showed held abhorrent extreme right-wing, anti-Semitic, and white supremacist views." This is a simple demonstration of the disgusting attitudes that still sadly exist in the world today, and it's truly miraculous that nobody was injured in these events.
The Synagogue was empty when the attack took place.
via: MetroNobody was injured during the attack and the damage that the Synagogue was subject to was eventually repaired in time. President of the Synagogue, Richard Halsey, spoke to Metro, saying: "We sincerely thank the local police for their brilliant response and for their thorough investigation and support since the traumatic events of last year. "In particular we wish to highlight how the community of Exeter has come together to demonstrate the genuine positivity in our city."
"We are now back in our home..."
via: Getty Images"We live in a wonderful place that has demonstrated tolerance and support for each other at times of need, and the whole Jewish community sincerely appreciates the support we have had from all faiths here in Exeter," Halsey went on to say. "In October we were thankfully able to return our services to the Synagogue, and in April this year, we celebrated a wonderful re-dedication service. We are now back in our home, and it is as special as it has always been."
Members of the Synagogue are just grateful to be back where they belong.
via: ShutterstockRather than show anger and hate towards the man who attempted to destroy their place of worship, the Jewish community of Exeter has, instead, come together to celebrate the re-opening of their Synagogue and embrace their patient and kind faith. It's true what they say about karma, but the power and resilience of the Jewish community has truly stood out in this difficult and heartbreaking time of prejudice and hate.