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  • Fans Boo And Chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ During Moment Of Silence For Paris

    Turkish fans booed during a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks during a friendly game against Greece on Tuesday before breaking out into an angry chant of “Allah Akbar.”

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras were in both attendance of the game and watched the game together, in a sign of reconciliation between the two neighbors, whose relationship has suffered from hostilities in the past.

    The shouting and chants of “Allahu Akbar,” an Islamic phrase meaning “God is great”, can be heard on video after the two-minute mark.

    Turkey has no official state religion, but Turkey’s population is 99.8 percent Muslim, according to the CIA World Factbook.

    French officials say that the devastating six-part attack in Paris on Friday left 129 people dead, including a U.S. college student, and more than 300 injured in a rash of violence that shook the city. Of the 352 injured during the spate of violence, 99 people remain in critical condition. It was the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.

     


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