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  • (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
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 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 Local.se 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
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | 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:
  • How do you think the Muslim call to prayer will go over BLARING OVER Ground Zero 5 times a day?

    08/18/2010 7:22:31 PM PDT · by pansgold · 56 replies
    XIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    How do you think the Muslim call to prayer will go over when it’s BLARING OVER A PA SYSTEM at Ground Zero 5 times a day?
  • Immigrants Claim Wal-Mart Fired Them to Provide Jobs for Local Residents

    02/09/2010 6:00:17 AM PST · by Dubya · 65 replies · 2,181+ views
    NEW YORY TIMES ^ | DAN FROSCH
    A small group of West African men who came to the Rockies in search of economic opportunity are embroiled in a dispute with Wal-Mart, accusing it of a raft of discriminatory actions. Most say they were dismissed because supervisors wanted to give their jobs to local people in need of work.
  • Prayers prompt religious row

    09/02/2008 9:49:47 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 11 replies · 218+ views
    Oxford Mail ^ | 1st September 2008 | Debbie Waite
    A row has broken out after a Christian group organised a day of prayer in Oxford about Muslims during Ramadan. The Muslim Education Centre of Oxford (Meco) accused Witney-based Open Doors UK of preaching "evangelical propaganda", after the Christian group held a Call to Prayer day in Oxford yesterday. But Open Doors UK, which held the event at St Aldate's Church, insisted it had been taken out of context, although it "regretted" any offence that had been caused. A spokesman denied the meeting targeted Muslims, and said its aim was to reduce fear of Islam. Meco chairman Dr Taj Hargey...
  • In Oxford, Muslim call to prayer sounds strained note

    03/15/2008 10:57:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 2,173+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/08 | Loic Vennin
    OXFORD, England (AFP) - Famous for its university and quintessentially English "dreaming spires," the city of Oxford has been plunged into controversy over the sound of Muslim call to prayer from a local mosque. Those church spires have been joined by a minaret, with a loudspeaker on top which has triggered protests from locals concerned about the influx of a foreign culture. "I don't have any problem with Islam but don't force it on people," said Oxford University historian Allan Chapman, whose typically English house has a view of both the minaret and the nearby Church of Saint Mary and...
  • Don’t Meet Me in St. Louis, Part II (Islamic prayer tower under construction)

    02/18/2008 6:58:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies · 412+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | February 18, 2008 | Julia Gorin
    I mentioned last week that a local St. Louis radio station reported that a minaret (Islamic prayer tower) was being built — but that I was awaiting confirmation. Well now we have it from reader Zachary B., who has taken photos of it for us, as it’s fewer than six blocks from his house...
  • Will Muslim call to prayer ring out over Oxford?

    02/13/2008 10:00:23 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 19 replies · 489+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Feb 11, 2008 | Georgina Cooper
    LONDON (Reuters Life!) - A battle of faiths is being waged in the ancient English city of Oxford, where some people are bitterly opposed to Muslim plans to broadcast the call to prayer over the fabled dreaming spires. Local residents, clergy and now the head of the Church of England have been drawn into a debate over a proposal from the Central Oxford Mosque to broadcast a recording of the call to prayer, or Adhan, from its minaret over loud speakers. Residents who live near the mosque claim the call will annoy their mainly non-Muslim community and won't even be...
  • Prayers for my nephew

    11/09/2004 3:45:29 AM PST · by jellybean · 128 replies · 1,670+ views
    11-9=04 | jellybean
    I just got a call from my sister. My nephew, Travis, shot himself and is on life-support. He's not expected to live. Details are sketchy at this point. I'm calling on all FR prayer warriors to send their prayers Heavenward.
  • Prayer Request for FReeper's Husband

    11/08/2004 10:44:10 AM PST · by Pegita · 295 replies · 2,795+ views
    Knak's Wife | November 8, 2004 | Pegita
    Knak had previously requested prayer for her beloved husband. He has liver cancer, and his kidneys have failed. She learned this morning that this failure is permanent and that he will be coming home to spend his last days with his family. She has asked for prayer that he will peacefully be ushered into the Presence of the Lord, and for wisdom in telling their 9-year-old son.
  • Hamtramck vote a victory for those in favor of allowing mosques to broadcast Islamic call to prayer

    07/20/2004 8:54:13 PM PDT · by not_apathetic_anymore · 26 replies · 939+ views
    AP via Mlive.com ^ | 7/20/2004 | SARAH KARUSH
    Hamtramck vote a victory for those in favor of allowing mosques to broadcast Islamic call to prayer By SARAH KARUSH The Associated Press 7/20/2004, 11:33 p.m. ET HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Residents agreed Tuesday to include the Islamic call to prayer in the city's noise ordinance, a victory for those in favor of allowing mosques to issue the call to prayer over loudspeakers. Those in favor of allowing the broadcasts won the vote 1,462 to 1,200, or 55 percent to 45 percent, with all precincts reporting and all absentee ballots counted. Opponents and backers of the measure acknowledged that the...
  • Muslim Call to Prayers in Michigan

    05/16/2004 8:27:19 PM PDT · by milford421 · 154 replies · 3,820+ views
    Jihad Watch - archives | 5/16/04 | milford421
    The City Council of Hamtramck, Michigan approved an amendment to the city's noise ordinance to allow the Muslim call to prayer over loudspeakers 5 times daily, from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. The new ordinance takes effect May 26. Nonie Darwish writes the following:
  • Call to Prayer Action required!

    04/30/2004 6:28:24 AM PDT · by ElisabethInCincy · 30 replies · 205+ views
    roger Gilesme | 4/30/04 | me
    I have located several churches in hamtramck mi. I will be calling shortly to find out what is Being done and what we can do to stop this call to prayer. It will go in to affect May 26 . Christians we need to do everything we can to stop this. # Corinthian Baptist Church 1725 Caniff 868-7664 # Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church 2311 Pulaski 365-5191 # Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church 3150 Commor 893-1710 # Macedonia Baptist Church 5080 Belmont 874-1759 # New St. John Baptist Church 3901 Miller 922-0353 # Our Lady Queen of Apostles 3850...
  • CALL TO TOLERANCE: Hamtramck should not silence part of Muslims' faith (SEISMIC BARF ALERT!!!!!)

    04/21/2004 8:08:19 PM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 36 replies · 564+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 4/20/2004 | Some idiot editorial writer
    <p>As the area's premier community of immigrants, Hamtramck surely should be tolerant of different cultures. But in this city where church bells regularly ring, some residents are up in arms over a request that the city's five Muslim mosques be able to broadcast daily calls to prayer.</p>
  • Call to prayer revived by troops

    04/04/2003 8:22:39 PM PST · by Cultural Jihad · 11 replies · 247+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2003 | Sarah Oliver
    Call to prayer revived by troops By Sarah Oliver In southern Iraq It is a sound which has echoed down the centuries but which has not been heard here for 15 years - the wailing call to prayer. On Friday however, at 0430 (0130 GMT), in the minutes before the desert dawn, the voice of the Imam rang out. What Saddam's Baath party had forbidden, the British Army had restored. The townspeople, whose mosque was destroyed years ago, prayed in the privacy of their own homes. But instead of their worship being a secret and dangerous thing, it was...