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Mich. City Council OKs Muslim Prayer Over Loudspeaker
AP ^ | 20APR04 | Cathy J. Palmer

Posted on 04/21/2004 5:34:31 AM PDT by BayouCoyote

Over some residents' objections, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: church; muslim; muslimamericans; usa
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To: BayouCoyote
Interesting, "under GOD" in schools is a no no, but islamic doctrine blasted over loudspeakers 5 times a day is A-OK.
21 posted on 04/21/2004 5:53:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: Miss Marple; All
You people have absolutely no idea what you are in for do you? You are being led like lambs to the slaughter.

I made a post here on Freerepublic two years ago and mentioned that this was going to happen. People here said I was crazy and that it would NEVER happen in the United States.

This is only the beginning.

22 posted on 04/21/2004 5:53:16 AM PDT by expatguy (Fallujah Delenda Est!!)
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To: Miss Marple
That's just it though.... I thought a couple years ago they started restricting when Churches could ring their bells? Lawsuites and everything.

Now this?

So much for equality under the law.

23 posted on 04/21/2004 5:55:34 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: yankeedame
The fact that they all voted in favor of it shows their fear of the muslims. Dhimmitude is what they will get in return of their yielding to the vermin. This is the so called camels nose in the tent. Stay alert to what they will "ask" for next. There is supposed to be an appeal already filed...we'll see.
24 posted on 04/21/2004 5:55:37 AM PDT by BayouCoyote (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices it.)
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To: expatguy
Well, I saw the people of this Michigan town on television last night and I do believe they are not going down without a fight. I expect more news about this.

I have no doubt Muslims in the US are going to push things as far as they can. However, unlike many other countries, we still have a strong Christian faith among a majority of our citizens. This will enable us to resist, unlike places like France.

25 posted on 04/21/2004 5:57:29 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: BayouCoyote
This 'religion' has the whole world by the short and curlies because terrorism WORKS. 9/11 was the biggest coup in history, what a brilliant PR move on their part.

And no, I'm not sarcastic. Look at how much focus islam is getting now, and how much acceptance for it we're getting shoved done our throats.
26 posted on 04/21/2004 5:58:15 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: BayouCoyote
Every church in town should be installing loudspeakers right now.
27 posted on 04/21/2004 5:59:05 AM PDT by T'wit (The only difference between Communists, Fascists, Nazis and reporters is the color of their shirt.)
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To: Dead Corpse
If the churches cannot ring their bells, but the call to prayer can be broadcast, then I believe we are talking about a Constitutional issue which could be taken to the Supreme Court.

I would start by ringing those bells at the 10 churches closest to the mosque. And I would ring them at every call to prayer.

28 posted on 04/21/2004 5:59:28 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: BayouCoyote
This just re-enforces my theory that city councils are a collection of the dumbest people in the area. I swear, to be qualified to be on any city council...you must first pass a test to determine how dumb you are. Only the bottom 10% even qualify and out of this group only the bottom 1% have any chance of being elected........
29 posted on 04/21/2004 5:59:51 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (god, I hate politicians)
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To: Miss Marple
Since they have ok'd the loudspeakers, I see no reason why the churches cannot ring their bells in unison at the same time. I bet you could muster a volunteer force to do so.

Ringing of church bells would offend the muslims so it's not going to be allowed. We'll get used to it ---- they're getting used to it in the Sudan.

30 posted on 04/21/2004 6:02:58 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ
Well, I am not so pessimistic as some of you. We shall see.
31 posted on 04/21/2004 6:04:06 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: BayouCoyote
More toothpaste out of the tube. This bodes ill for that town.
32 posted on 04/21/2004 6:04:42 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( )
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To: Miss Marple
Well, I saw the people of this Michigan town on television last night and I do believe they are not going down without a fight. I expect more news about this.

I hope and pray you are right.....as a metro Detroiter it breaks my heart to hear this happening in such a place as Hamtramck which used to be a mostly Polish Catholic community. I can't imagine what the oldest residents must be thinking. It must be offensive and intimidating at the same time to have to listen to a muslim call to prayer knowing what that faith preaches to their people. It's absolutely disgusting to know this will happen EVERYWHERE in the US if this isn't defeated in the court system. God help this country.

33 posted on 04/21/2004 6:04:52 AM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: MEG33
Can't concerned citizens take up the issue with the ACLU?
34 posted on 04/21/2004 6:04:55 AM PDT by rintense (Now I know why liberals hate guns... they keep shooting themselves in the foot!)
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To: BayouCoyote
Big mistake by the city council. After a week or two of prayers 5 times a day and complaints of noise violations by an enraged citizenry, the council, in fear of their jobs (if not their lives) will be forced to rescind their ruling.

This is nuts. Church bells are being silenced so that Muslims can broacast their caterwauling at all hours of the day and night?
35 posted on 04/21/2004 6:05:07 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: expatguy
How are things holding up in Malaysia? You're getting a first hand picture of what Islam's all about , aren't you?
36 posted on 04/21/2004 6:05:58 AM PDT by gracex7 (The LORD is not slack concerning His promise....but is longsuffering to us-ward. 2 Peter 3:9)
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To: Miss Marple
I would start by ringing those bells at the 10 churches closest to the mosque. And I would ring them at every call to prayer.

Easiest way to get a liberal to lose their cool is to demonstrate their own hyporcrisy.

Tell Quasimoto that he's got a bit of work ahead of him.

37 posted on 04/21/2004 6:06:24 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: BayouCoyote
Where are these being broadcast? Are they loudspeakers that are on the mosque property? I don't understand?
38 posted on 04/21/2004 6:08:05 AM PDT by jtminton (<><)
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To: DustyMoment
The article doesn't say that churches cannot ring bells. The only mention of bells is: "...Opponents argued that church bells have no religious significance...."

Personally, I would prefer the sounds of silence.

39 posted on 04/21/2004 6:09:09 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: BayouCoyote
The freeging ACLU are fighting churches all over this country for ringing their bells. Where are these losers now? Where is that thing about forcing the rest to hear your prayers! We get the government we deserve! If the ACLU, and the Moslems are well organize to destroy Christianity, and the stupid Christians are happy to let them, so be it!
40 posted on 04/21/2004 6:10:25 AM PDT by philosofy123
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