U. of Kansas Jewish fraternity expels 4 over anti-Muslim video


(JTA) — A traditionally Jewish fraternity at the University of Kansas kicked out four members for their involvement in an anti-Muslim video.

The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity announced the expulsions in a statement released to the student newspaper, the Daily Kansan, earlier this week.

The 10-second video clip shows a man wrapped in a blanket that covers his face and head while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, as others around him laugh.

The fraternity said in the statement that it was taking a “strong stance against bigotry and intolerance in all forms.”

“These actions by no means represent the values, standards, and actions of a brother of Zeta Beta Tau. As brothers of Zeta Beta Tau and 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 statement said.

The clip was posted April 9 on the app Yeti. The fraternity learned of the video on April 10 and the following day expelled the four members, the fraternity said.

The Muslim Student Association said in a statement to the student newspaper that it appreciates the fraternity’s “swift independent action.”

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