Waiter allegedly plays Arabic chant at Jewish wedding
(AP) - A waiter who allegedly shocked guests at a Jewishwedding by playing a recording of a crowd chanting in Arabic haspleaded not guilty to a felony harassment charge.
Nassau County police say Stephen Buttafuoco was working at theWoodbury Jewish Center on Long Island on Jan. 4 when he played thechant over a sound system.
He was arrested Friday and is also charged with disrupting areligious service.
He was arraigned Saturday.
Investigators say the 23-year-old West Babylon man made therecording when he attended a rally opposing the Israeli offensivein Gaza, during which protesters chanted, "Allah Akbar," or "Godis great."
Buttafuoco's lawyer tells Newsday his client might have beenlashing out at his father for supporting Israel's war.