‘ Terror yell’ migrant free
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 Another charge of uttering threats and insults was withdrawn after Cisse agreed to return to his home in Italy.