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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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