Skip to comments.Halal meals come to homebound Muslims in Michigan - Halal Meals on Wheels
Posted on 02/19/2010 9:04:44 PM PST by JoeProBono
Social services groups in one of the largest U.S. Muslim communities now have started offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law. The Halal Meals on Wheels program _ the first in the country to work with a national halal food distributor _ comes after years of efforts by nonprofit agencies serving Detroit-area senior citizens and Muslim- and Arab-Americans....
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The Muslimes (through lawsuits) actually got a downriver city (of Detroit) to broadcast those caterwauling / screaming prayer calls throughout the day. They argued that if Christian church bells ringing is permitted, their prayer calls should be blared throughout the city.
Do they use their left hand while preparing the food?
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“That’s explosives, boy!” /Foghorn_Leghorn
Assuming that the prayer calls are of the same decibel level as the church bells, on what basis would you prohibit them?
Nice. Can’t decide if a horn that squeals or one that sounds out “allah akbar” would be better.
Islamic prayer calls (through a PA system of amplified loudspeakers) are screaching out spoken words, words proclaiming "Allah as the only one" "Islam is the light"; etc. De-facto promotion of Islam throughout audible city-wide prayer calls via loudspeakers is not the same as church bells.
While not identical, it’s certainly arguable that the two (bells & calls) are comparable expressions of religion; thus the ruling.
Something’s not kosher here......
We're on two vastly different wavelengths. You're not going to persuade me with your bizarre fallacy. You keep your opinion, I'll keep mine.
Frankly, I'd prefer to listen to occasional bells over the wailing / caterwauling diatribe about Allah through prayer calls on city-wide loudspeakers.
I find the sounds of occasional bells more pleasing than occasional calls to prayer myself (and I'm neither Christian nor Muslim) but I recognize that they're both protected forms of religious expression.
Darn that pesky 1st Amendment!
and I happen to champion the First Amendment.
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