This could have been a group of louts thinking it would be fun to cause a mass panic, and knowing that when people hear “Allahu akbar,” they think “jihad violence and terror,” not “benign religion of peace.”
Or it could have been Muslims decided to “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60).
NSW Police are investigating after a group of men reportedly screaming “Allahu Akbar” entered a western Sydney cinema leaving customers rattled.
Officers were called to the Hoyts Blacktown at Westpoint shopping centre about 8pm on Sunday night after reports of a disturbance.
Investigators were told four men yelled comments within two cinemas at the complex causing some concerned patrons to leave the building, a police spokesman told AAP on Tuesday.
Cinemagoers told News Corp Australia the group of men shouted Allahu Akbar before they fled. One of the cinemas was showing Baywatch.
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