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Allahu Akbar!': The 10-Second Clip That Led a Fraternity to Immediately Expel Four of Its Members

Four members of a fraternity at the University of Kansas have been kicked out after admitting to participating in a video mocking Muslims.

Zeta Beta Tau, a fraternity known for its Jewish roots, punished the members just one day after learning about the clip, which was posted using the Yeti app on April 9, according to the Associated Press.

The short video showed a man dressed in blue, wearing what appears to be a turban and repeatedly saying "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great." Others can be heard laughing at the spectacle, which can be viewed here.

The decision to promptly remove the members was made in an effort to fight against intolerance, the fraternity told the AP.

"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," Ben Felderstein, the fraternity’s vice president of external affairs, said in a statement to the University Daily Kansan.

Zeta Beta Tau added that its members "regret" the situation and that they hope to move forward and have positive discussions about diversity.

Muslims on campus have expressed gratitude over the prompt action that was taken, with a university representative saying that the matter has been resolved with the students' removal from the fraternity.

The context of the clip is unclear, as background information has not been made readily available, but it was widely perceived as sullying the Islamic faith.

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