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Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret
gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Soeren Kern

Posted on 10/01/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A mosque in Stockholm has received initial approval to begin sounding public prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in Sweden.

A majority of the members of the city planning committee in the southern Stockholm suburb of Botkyrka voted on September 25 to repeal a 1994 prohibition on such prayer calls, thereby opening the way for a muezzin to begin calling Muslims to prayer from the top of a 32-meter (104-foot) minaret at a Turkish mosque in the Fittja district of the city.

The issue was put to a vote after Ismail Okur, the chairman of the Botkyrka Islamic Association (Islamiska föreningen i Botkyrka), filed a petition with the city in January demanding permission to allow public prayer calls at the mosque.

In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Dagen, Okur said earlier generations of Muslim immigrants "did not dare" to press the issue, but that he represents the "new guys" who are determined to "exercise their right to religious freedom" in Sweden.

Okur said: "We have lived our whole lives in Sweden. We have paid taxes. We have been exemplary citizens. We have given a lot to Sweden. Now we want to get a little back. Now we want to have religious freedom."

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KEYWORDS: calltoprayer; islam; minaret; mosque; muslim; muslimcalltoprayer; stockholm; sweden; swedenminaret
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Don’t think I’ve heard that. Wouldn’t be surprised. Have to do what it takes right now - - -
Norway also has it’s own ‘interesting’ horde of
Muz immigrants. Spouce’s now-deceased parents were both from there.

Except for this country, maybe, Muz immigrants elsewhere are REAlly bad news, and will be so here if not aware - - - or by those who don’t care - - -

Seems they tend to end up in areas of the U.S. not as strict with local laws governing EVeryone, as
other regions/states/cities.

Such a pushy bunch!


21 posted on 10/01/2012 2:13:02 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s interesting that this is taking place in Botkyrka, which means “cure church.”


22 posted on 10/01/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

23 posted on 10/01/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d hate to live in that neighborhood. 5 times a day? No thanks, I value my peace and quiet.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Ah, there you go, girl!

That's the stuff!

That made my tagline extremely happy, too!
25 posted on 10/01/2012 3:12:05 PM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, that’s it. I used to feel a little sorry for the Swedes when I read reports of the violence and property damage caused by rioting muslims in Sweden. Then I felt bad when I read reports of the insane increase in rapes there during the last couple of decades. But if the Swedish government wants to placate these heathens, all sympathy is gone. I won’t bother reading any more articles about how bad things are there. Quite frankly, I don’t care.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Still don’t know how to post a picture here.

Go here: HTML Tricks for FR

27 posted on 10/02/2012 3:03:56 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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