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"Death to America" Video: Statue of Liberty Beheaded

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A screen grab of the "Death to America" YouTube Video.

NEW YORK (AP) A replica Statue of Liberty stolen from a New York City coffee shop has apparently turned up in a video that shows it blindfolded, beheaded and smashed to pieces.

The video includes slogans like "We don't want your freedom" and "Death to America" flashing in 1980s video game font on the screen, according to The Daily News. The paper says police are investigating.

The video, staged to resemble a videotaped beheading by terrorists, was posted to YouTube anonymously on July 4.

The Daily News says a copy of it was also sent to the newspaper and to the Brooklyn coffee shop's owner.

The 200-pound (90-kilogram) replica of the Statue of Liberty disappeared last month. Owner Debi Ryan called the theft "un-American."

The coffee shop is known for left-wing political debate, poetry readings and open-mic events.

Video Courtesy Of CBS Affiliate WCBS TV New York


  • Edecio Martinez

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