A New York state senator walked off the stage in protest during an anti-Semitic speech during the New York Muslim Day parade on Sunday.
When asked by Tom Trento, of The United West organization, why he left the stage, Democratic New York state Senator Tony Avella replied, “I was offended.”
However, Avella refused to go into greater detail.
“I am not going to get into it,” he said. “I don’t want to ruin the event for somebody else.”
Avella was reportedly asked to be a Marshal at the parade and he marched with Muslims through the streets of Manhattan. He was also reportedly scheduled to speak at the event.
Here’s a portion of the anti-Semitic rant that made Avella leave the stage:
“We have the unborn martyrs in our wombs and drop bombs in here because all that we blow up is minds in the minefields. They (Palestinians) resonate in refugee camps and housed by Zionists Nazis,” a Muslim woman said.
Another Imam from Brooklyn called on the United Nations to create an international law criminalizing “blasphemy.”
“The freedom of speak and freedom of rights our problem starts. So, I would like to demand United Nations to make an international law that would criminalize blasphemy. I again demand to the united nations and this platform please make an international law for the protection of honor of our beloved prophet,” he said.
Calls made to Avella’s office were not immediately returned.
Watch the video via The United West:
As our story earlier today noted, parade participants were carrying black flags commonly used in jihad protests. You can see those pictures here.