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Waiter Plays Islamic Death Chant At Jewish Wedding

Posted by DJM on January 11, 2009

The religion of peace and respect…

A waiter who shocked guests at a Jewish wedding by playing a recording of a crowd chanting in Arabic has pleaded not guilty to a felony harassment charge.

Nassau County police say Stephen Buttafuoco was working at the Woodbury Jewish Center on Long Island on Jan. 4 when he played the chant over a sound system.

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Investigators say the 23-year-old West Babylon man made the recording when he attended a rally opposing Israeli military action in Gaza, during which protesters chanted, “Allah Akbar,” or “God is great.” (from nbcnewyork.com)

Question: How would this have been different if the waiter at an Islamic function has played Hebrew chanting?

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