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Ban on praying on street draws ire of Muslims in France
TodaysZaman ^ | September 15, 2011

Posted on 09/16/2011 12:58:45 PM PDT by NYer


Muslims pray in the street during Friday prayers near the al-Quds mosque in Marseille

Muslim groups have criticized a French Interior Ministry ban on praying in the streets of Paris as authorities hastily started the implementation of the ban before this week's Friday prayer.

Interior Minister Claude Gueant earlier said his ministry has provided another place of worship for Muslims and that Muslim associations were on board. However, the Muslim community was not informed that the ban would be put into effect immediately. Speaking to French daily Le Figaro on Wednesday, Gueant warned that if people do not obey the new regulation, police will intervene in the situation.

“We didn't receive any letters. We negotiated with the Paris Govenor's Office before June. But we didn't know that the ban would be put into effect this soon,” Mohamed Salah Hamza said, adding that most Muslims in France still do not know that they are not supposed to pray on the street ahead of this week's Friday prayer. He underscored that Muslims do not want to pray on streets and have demanded larger mosques.

Paris Governor's Office assigned a 2,700-squaremeter military depot for the use of Muslims since current mosques do not insufficient space for the community prayers held during Eid on Fridays. Muslim associations will pay 30,000 euros per year as rent throughout the three years of the lease. In 2014, the building for a larger mosque is expected to be completed.

Gueant argued that Catholic events with broad participation on Paris streets should not be evaluated as the same thing as Muslims praying outside. The minister further said the same ban will be put into effect in other French cities of Marseilles and Nice, where many Muslims live.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: france; marseille; mohammedan; mohammedans; moslems; muslims; nice; paris; prayer

1 posted on 09/16/2011 12:58:53 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Gueant argued that Catholic events with broad participation on Paris streets should not be evaluated as the same thing as Muslims praying outside.


Muslims block traffic as they pray on the streets of Paris

2 posted on 09/16/2011 1:00:44 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

IOW, go bark at your moon god somewhere else, muslim filth.


3 posted on 09/16/2011 1:01:17 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: NYer

I see “kick me” signs written all over those butts.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 1:01:34 PM PDT by derllak
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To: NYer

What a bunch of a55holes.


5 posted on 09/16/2011 1:02:39 PM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: RC one

The frog police need to bring back the pepper fogger.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 1:07:25 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: NYer

Speed bumps.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 1:08:17 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: derllak

I would be very happy to oblige.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 1:08:39 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: NYer

They revolt me. I can smell them from my NYC apartment.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 1:10:44 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: NYer

I think the moral to this story is they have too many Muslims. Time to thin the herd.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 1:12:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NYer

I really ticked 'em off in Kabul with my "Naked Cowboy" bit.

11 posted on 09/16/2011 1:14:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NYer

It really sucked shopping in the suq, when I lived in Bahrain, when prayers started. I did consider stepping over them. :-)Didn’t figure that would go over very well, though.


12 posted on 09/16/2011 1:16:00 PM PDT by imskylark
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“Ban on Praying on street draws ire of Muslims in France”

Too f*king bad. Wah!!!!

Don’t likey? Take on the French Army then, abusive G-D muslim ape assholes.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by Levante
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To: NYer

The more false the prophet the more loony his believers. Let them pray to fake allah far away from infidel eyes.


14 posted on 09/16/2011 1:22:44 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: imskylark

You think you’re pissed?

Go sit in a barber’s chair and get a haircut during salat in Saudi. You just have to wait till after prayer time is over before the barber continues his job on you.


15 posted on 09/16/2011 1:23:20 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: NYer

What freaks they are, I’d like to see some a$$ kicked! They come into a country and use the law against you!


16 posted on 09/16/2011 1:23:27 PM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: miss marmelstein
I can smell them from my NYC apartment.

You're probably smelling these ...


Muslim men pray outside the Islamic Center of New York during Friday services


Muslim men pray outside the Islamic Center of New York during Friday services

17 posted on 09/16/2011 1:26:15 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

I thought they’re doing the same in certain sections of NY.

This is truly the original flashmob.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 1:26:20 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: imskylark

How long were you in Bahrain? Are you back in the US now?


19 posted on 09/16/2011 1:27:27 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

The collective bad smell coming from Western nations who put up with this crap is overwhelming!


20 posted on 09/16/2011 1:31:42 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: NYer
I wonder if one can google an image of Christians praying in the streets of Saudi Arabia?
21 posted on 09/16/2011 1:31:59 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: NYer

I lived in Bahrain about 20 years ago. My husband was stationed there before, during and after the first gulf war. I was there for a few months before Saddam invaded. Families were evacuated. My son and I did return after the war. I lived there less than a year.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 1:36:37 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Realman30
I wonder if one can google an image of Christians praying in the streets of Saudi Arabia?

Of course not .. neither in Saudi Arabia nor any other part of the world. Christians pray inside churches, not on the streets with the exception of those who pray in front of abortion clinics or Catholics who occasionally take to the streets in processions. Processions do just that ... they move (progress).

23 posted on 09/16/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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Muslims pray in the street during Friday prayers near the al-Quds mosque in Marseille

All I see is a bunch of middle eastern ass's blocking the road.

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24 posted on 09/16/2011 2:18:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NYer

Water cannons mixed with pepper spray, for starters.

If they want to pray on public streets, let them do it in Damascus or Cairo.


25 posted on 09/16/2011 2:19:47 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NYer
They're going to hell anyway.
26 posted on 09/16/2011 2:58:50 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: NYer

Where’s the steamroller?


27 posted on 09/18/2011 1:42:12 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: NYer

That’s a lot of smelly feet.Blech!


28 posted on 09/18/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: derllak

I propose we export 20% of the population of San Francisco to view this sight. You know which 20% I’m referring to :-P


29 posted on 09/19/2011 4:35:25 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: imskylark
I lived in Bahrain in the early 80s as a kid. I rather liked the place, Muharraq was nice, the locals were friendly etc.

Did they ever invite you to a local after-prayers feast? man, the foood!

30 posted on 09/19/2011 4:37:02 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: EGPWS

Most likely north-African.


31 posted on 09/19/2011 4:37:31 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: Cronos

No. Never got an invite. I did eat lunch with our neighbors once. They gave me something that looked like blades of grass. It was weird.

We ate out a lot. Roma’s was our favorite restaurant. As well as Up a Tree Cup of Tea. Where they there when you were there?


32 posted on 09/19/2011 5:20:19 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: imskylark

Nope, neither of those were there at that time. Muharraq was a sleepy little town with the Blue Moon hotel I think and some old 60s style buildings.


33 posted on 09/19/2011 5:28:36 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: Cronos

I think we lived in Jaffair.


34 posted on 09/19/2011 8:38:52 AM PDT by imskylark
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