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  10/3/2012, Tishrei 17, 5773

Senator Breaks Silence on Muslim Day Walk-Off


New York State Senator Tony Avella has issued a statement on his decision to walk off the stage during New York City’s Muslim Day Parade. “I was deeply offended by the various remarks that were made during the on stage presentation and felt they were an attack on our country as well as the State of Israel and were anti-Semitic in nature and as a result I left the stage in protest,” he told Blaze.com.

Senator Avella was seen storming off the stage after female Muslim speaker said, “We have the unborn martyrs in our wombs and drop bombs in here,” and referred to “Zionist Nazis.” At the time Avella did not address his decision to leave other than to say, “I was offended.”