‘ Ter­ror yell’ mi­grant free

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AN im­mi­grant who caused a near riot when he yelled “Al­lahu ak­bar” out­side a church dur­ing a fu­neral has been left off with a con­di­tional dis­charge.

Modibo Cisse, 29, from the Ivory Coast, claimed to have been sim­ply cit­ing a prayer for the de­ceased when he dis­rupted the fu­neral liturgy with his Ara­bic cries of “God is great” from the pave­ment.

The cry is com­monly used in Mus­lim prayers but has be­come no­to­ri­ous as one sui­cide bombers yelp be­fore they go about their mur­der­ous busi­ness.

Cisse pleaded guilty to hav­ing breached the peace while also be­ing drunk in pub­lic at Holy Trin­ity Church in Marsa, Malta. An­other charge of ut­ter­ing threats and in­sults was with­drawn af­ter Cisse agreed to re­turn to his home in Italy.

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