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  • ‘We Are Not Visitors’: Muslims In Sweden Demand Mosque Call To Prayer

    02/13/2018 10:00:18 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-13-2018 | Virginia Hale
    Muslims in Sweden have applied for permission to broadcast the call to prayer, claiming the move would boost community self-esteem and assist with integration. The Växjö Muslim Foundation submitted an application to the police requesting permission to send out a three-minute Islamic call to prayer each Friday from a loudspeaker attached to the front of a mosque in the city’s Araby district. “We are just wanting Sweden to allow Muslims in Växjö to feel even more at home. The Islamic community should be proud of their culture, and not feel like they have to hide,” said Imam Ismail Abu Helal....
  • Dublin locals complain about mosque’s call to prayer “noise pollution” [Ireland]

    10/16/2017 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 16, 2017 04:48 AM | Irish Central Staff
    Locals in west Dublin have filed an appeal against plans for a large-scale mosque in the area, citing concerns the call to prayer would cause “noise pollution.” The Fingal County Council granted planning permission for a mosque to the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland last month. The mosque, including a 95-foot-tall minaret, a community center, and a primary school is to be built on the site of Warrenstown House, in Blanchardstown. Dr. Taufiq al-Sattar, a neurosurgeon in Dublin, pledged to build the mosque in memory of his late wife and three children who died in an arson attack in Leicester, England,...
  • Hamas blasts 'Muezzin Law' [silences Islamic call to prayer in Israel]

    03/10/2017 7:06:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 03/10/17 22:31 | Elad Benari
    Hamas on Friday denounced the “Muezzin Law”, which passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset this week, warning the law would face “stiff resistance”. “This decision will not pass,” deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said after Friday prayers in Gaza. “Our people and nation will raise the Azan all over the world,” he said, using the Arabic word for the Muslim call to prayer, according to AFP. The “Muezzin Law” was originally to have been applied during all hours of the day, but haredi parties objected to its original wording, fearing that it could be used to silence the Shabbat...
  • Israel moves to mute mosques' call to prayer over loudspeakers

    03/09/2017 7:17:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 9, 2017 | 9:54am EST | Jeffrey Heller
    A law to muffle mosques’ amplified calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem won preliminary approval on Wednesday in a charged parliamentary session where Arab legislators denounced the measure as racist. Supporters of the bill say it is aimed at improving the quality of life of people living near mosques who have been losing sleep. The calls usually begin sounding a little before 5 A.M. through loudspeakers mounted on minarets Opponents say the legislation, sponsored by right-wing parties, impinges on the religious freedom of Israel’s Muslim minority. Arabs make up almost 20 percent of the population and have...
  • Listen to Muslim prayer call on UCLA campus. 'This is an act of Islamic supremacism'

    01/23/2015 8:08:19 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    A commentator for American Thinker is calling on supporters to contact campus officials to protest the fact that a Muslim call to prayer is being broadcast on the campus of UCLA – a “publicly funded institution.” “This in an act of Islamic supremacism,” writes Carol Brown. “If Muslim students at UCLA can’t figure out how to tell time or keep track of when they need to pray, that’s their problem.” Her column provides online links for a long list of UCLA officials, including President Janet Napolitano and many more, specifically including contacts for a list of corporate donors to the...
  • Duke University vs. Franklin Graham: Which Christian Spaces Are Off-Limits to Muslim Worship?

    01/22/2015 1:13:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/22/2015 | Morgan Lee
    Duke University’s reversal of today’s plan to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from its historic chapel tower has reinvigorated a debate over shared worship space. The Durham, North Carolina-based school had authorized Muslim students to recite the three-minute chant from Duke Chapel on Friday, the weekly day of assembly in Islam, but rescinded the decision this week, following criticism and citing a “serious and credible security threat.” Franklin Graham, whose ministries (Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) are headquartered in North Carolina, attacked the university’s decision and condemned the use of a Christian space by members of...
  • CBS This Morning Blames Cancellation of Muslim Prayer Event at Duke on Franklin Graham

    01/21/2015 2:01:31 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | January 16, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    On Friday, CBS This Morning reported on news that Duke University had cancelled plans to have a Muslim call-to-prayer projected from the school’s famous bell tower at the Duke Chapel and, while Duke suggested that there were “several factors” that led to the decision, the segment prominently tied it to Rev. Franklin Graham and subsequent threats against them. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman fretted that the cancellation came as “students, faculty, and administrators spent months working on a new way to make campus feel more inclusive for its 700 Muslims.” Goldman added that the event was axed “following security threats...
  • Duke University Should Have Never Made the Muslim Prayer Decision

    01/20/2015 9:06:54 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | RICK MCDANIEL
    Apparently last semester the Office of Religious Life made up of chaplains' from various faiths thought there should be a new addition to the weekly Muslim service. The adhan, the Muslim call to prayer would be broadcast from speakers on the top of the Chapel bell tower. Omid Safi, director of Duke's Islamic Studies Center said, "We had hoped for a symbolic action that would shine a light on how a leading international university in the American South can be a place where the symbol of the Christian heritage of the university is demonstrating hospitality to its Muslim community members."...

    01/19/2015 4:50:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mark Tooley
    FROM CHURCH BELL TOWER TO MINARET AND BACK AGAIN Multiculturalism at Duke University blows up in its face. By Mark Tooley – 1.16.15 Supposedly Duke University thought turning the majestically Gothic bell tower of famous Duke Chapel into an Islamic minaret for every Friday call to prayer, heralded as “interreligious reimagining of a university icon,” would be non-controversial. But the bow to campus multiculturalist ideology, thanks to nationwide publicity, barely lasted 24 hours. A campus spokesman curtly announced that what had been intended as unifying had become undesirably divisive. So the Muslim student group, which serves the five percent of...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I am trying to warn America, warn Duke University'

    01/17/2015 6:13:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | 1/17/15
    from Duke University’s chapel tower after all. The university announced that it has reconsidered its decision to allow the call for prayer from the iconic tower on Fridays. The reversal came a day after evangelist Franklin Graham posted a scathing criticism on Facebook asking donors not to give to Duke until the policy was changed.
  • Meet the Radical Professor at the Center of the Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University

    01/16/2015 11:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    It all started when a University alumnus made a $3 million dollar donation to fund the position of Director of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Bettye Martin Musham, who gifted the Islamic Studies Center with the vast sum of money, said that she was convinced that it was the right thing to do after hearing a lecture on the meaning of jihad. Musham said that she and her husband would later become “hooked with the importance of Islam.” Dr. Omid Safi was appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke University in July of 2014. He has been the point of...
  • Duke's Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School's Muslims [Duke's Idiots!]

    01/16/2015 9:25:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 16, 2015 | ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    Duke's Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School's Muslims BY ELISHA FIELDSTADT Hundreds of students of varying religions gathered outside of the chapel on Duke University's campus Friday to take part in a Islamic call to prayer — in support of the school's Muslim population, which had been offered then denied the opportunity to broadcast the call from the chapel's bell tower. "I was out here to show my support and solidarity for the diversity and the religious beliefs for all of Duke's students," said Steven Boyd after the call to prayer, or "adhan," was read in...
  • At Duke, many criticize decision not to broadcast Muslim prayer call

    01/17/2015 11:01:56 AM PST · by yongin · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/16/2015 | David Zucchino
    s they have almost every Friday for two years, Muslim students gathered at Duke University’s chapel for weekly prayers at midday Friday.. But a university plan to sound the prayer call from the Duke University Chapel’s 210-foot bell tower for the first time was hastily called off Thursday in the face of anti-Islamic tirades on social media and what a school official described as credible concerns about security. Instead, the call to prayer, or adhan, was sounded in Arabic and English on Friday from a small portable speaker set up on the chapel steps. Many among the hundreds of students...
  • (British) Channel 4 defends decision to broadcast Islamic call to prayer

    07/02/2013 2:12:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/2/2013 | Nick Britten
    Ralph Lee, the broadcaster's head of factual programming, said that 2.8million Britons will fast for the month of Ramadan starting next week. Channel 4 will broadcast the call to prayer, known as the adhan, at sunrise on television and over the internet as part of plans to appeal to young Muslims. Mr Lee said he expected the channel to receive criticism for doing so, but added: "Nearly five per cent of the country will actively engage in Ramadan this month; can we say the same of other national events that have received blanket coverage on television, such as the Queen's...
  • Ramadan a ding-dong

    07/01/2013 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | BEAL, HOLMWOOD and PRYNNE
    CHANNEL 4 yesterday said it will screen a Muslim call to prayer every day during Ramadan — because it is more relevant than the Diamond Jubilee. Boss Ralph Lee claimed the fact that 2.8 million UK Muslims will celebrate the holy month from next week put last year’s Royal celebrations in the shade. He added: “Nearly five per cent of the country will actively engage in Ramadan. “Can we say the same of other national events that received blanket coverage on TV such as the Queen’s coronation anniversary?
  • Worshippers hear first prayer call in Sweden

    04/26/2013 7:59:29 PM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | April 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM | UPI
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 26 (UPI) -- Worshippers at a mosque in southern Stockholm heard Sweden's first-ever call to prayer Friday, officials said. The Fittja mosque was built in 2007, but local police earlier this month ruled the prayer call wouldn't violate noise ordinances, The reported. The prayer call can be conducted from three to five minutes on Friday from midday to 1 p.m. In September, local officials voted to repeal a 1994 ban on prayer calls. snip
  • Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret

    10/01/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    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,...
  • Obama: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"

    03/03/2012 4:43:07 PM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Video trailer ^ | 03/03/2012 | self
    Drudge has a link to an article titled "NEW FILM BLASTS OBAMA'S RECORD ON ISRAEL..." posted at Foreign Policy Magazine. That article links to the trailer of this video: Daylight: The Story of Obama and IsraelFast Forward to the 0:57 mark and listen as Obama states: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"
  • Palestinians protest Israel's mosque bill

    12/20/2011 10:52:14 AM PST · by americanophile · 49 replies
    Arab News ^ | Dec 18, 2011 | MOHAMMED MAR’I
    RAMALLAH, West Bank: Thousands of Arab Palestinians took to the streets in Israel to protest a mosque bill that will ban muezzins from using loudspeakers to call the faithful to prayers. Sami Abu Shihadeh, the Arab member of Yaffa (Jaffa) municipal council, said the residents held the protests in his city and Umm Al-Fahem, Shafa’amr, Baqah Al-Gharbiyeh, Tarsheeha, Al-Taybeh, Nazareth, Negev and Al-Teireh against the bill, proposed by Knesset member Anastasia Michaeli of rightist Yisrael Beiteinu party. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to bring the bill to a vote by his Cabinet on Sunday after he failed to muster enough...
  • Barack Obama and the Muslim call to prayer

    08/19/2010 11:16:35 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 23 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 19, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Today, Rush Limbaugh mentioned Barack Obama's recitation of the Muslim call to prayer. Here is my article which first appeared on February 27, 2009 -- at the Grand Old Partisan blog, on the actual two-year anniversary of Obama's interview with Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times. On this day [February 27] in 2007, Barack Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth." In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Obama recited, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent," the opening lines of this prayer: