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August 18, 2015 3:18 pm

Chaos Ensues as Street Band Plays ‘Jewish Music’ Near Mosque in Turkey (VIDEO)

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A group of street musicians was attacked in Turkey for playing Jewish music. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

A group of street musicians was attacked in Turkey for playing Jewish music. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

Members of a street band were attacked in the streets of Istanbul on Monday after they were accused of playing “Jewish music,” Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

According to the report, eyewitnesses who filmed the tumultuous incident said that devout Muslim worshipers from a nearby mosque harassed the musicians, cursing at them and threatening them with physical harm.

“You cannot play Jewish music or Israeli music,” one of the assailants yelled at at the group.

The band, called Grup Mektup, was not without with its defenders however. Footage that accompanied the report shows passersby protecting the group, with one elderly man shoving and making dismissive hand gestures at one of the agitated worshipers.

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Others joined the man in protesting the harassment of the musical group.

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  • elf

    Actually, music is forbidden in islam, like all joy of life.

  • Albert Steinberg

    Yes, Israel still stuck in turkey’s butt! They are so anxious to kiss and make up with these Barbarian and Backward People who call themselves Turks and “Democratic country”. All you have to do is live in turkey for few weeks or a month, and you will have a better grasp of these Animals! Israel is so scared of upsetting these Idiots and their backward leadership in turkey, to the point that, can’t even have the balls to admit and accept officially as a state, The Armenian Genocide. As a Jew, I’m embarassed every time I’m asked and confronted with this question!
    Of all the people, you would think Jews would have been the first to do so. Human decency demands that from Israel!

  • Oh those tolerant peace loving moslems. what next NO music?

  • A Sanders

    This really show you te state of the world. What on earth can be wrong in playing any type of music in a public place?

  • Why agitating in the first place? This is what makes Jews and Israel a bad name!!!

  • Al Talena

    And the lefty Jews are for BDS. Stupid dogs

  • citizenstat

    Jewish music? These clowns wouldn’t know it if they fell over it! There must have been a clarinet playing a peppy tune, so “it’s Jewish.” For all we know, some local set a Quranic ‘hadith’ to music. Sheesh, what bozos!

  • Rachel

    This group plays Turkish music, not Jewish at all!

  • Fred

    Poor Turkey ,what are you ? Who are you ? Which way are you going ? Sultan Erdogan where is your Burnuss & scepter ????