Jewish Frat Expels 4 for Mocking Muslims

Not a good month for Zeta Beta Tau
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2015 3:55 AM CDT
Jewish Frat Expels 4 for Mocking Muslims
A student with his head covered says "Allahu akbar" in the video.   (Shazzy Mazzy AR3)

How many different groups of people can Zeta Beta Tau members offend in a month? The traditionally Jewish fraternity has expelled four members of its University of Kansas chapter for mocking Muslims in a video posted online, the AP reports. The video—which can be seen here—shows a man with a blanket wrapped around his head saying "Allahu akbar" while others crack up laughing, the University Daily Kansan reports. It was posted to the Yeti social media app earlier this month.

The fraternity said it expelled the four members, who admitting appearing in the video, within 24 hours of it coming to its attention, the AP reports. "As an organization dedicated to our founding as the world's first Jewish fraternity, we take a strong stance against bigotry and intolerance in all forms," the frat said in a statement. The University of Florida's ZBT chapter was shut down this week after members were accused of spitting on wounded veterans. (More Zeta Beta Tau stories.)

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