US City Approves Public Broadcast of Muslim Call to Prayer On Loudspeakers

Obama wanted to systematically change America, well, keep electing people like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and it will happen.

But this change won’t be good for the real Americans!

Obama might be gone but his legacy lives on.

We all know that we are a country that is based on freedom and diversity but the left has gone too far!

In 2004, the Al-Islah Mosque in Hamtramck, Michigan, US, attracted national attention when it requested permission to broadcast its call to prayer. This upset many of the non-Muslim residents of the area, which has a large and long-established Polish Catholic population. Proponents pointed out that the city was already subject to loud bell ringing from the local church, while opponents argued that the church bells served a nonreligious purpose. Later that year, the city amended its noise regulations to limit the volume of all religious sounds.

Yesterday the City Council of Paterson, New Jersey has approved an ordinance that allows local mosques to publicly broadcast the Muslim call to prayer. The ordinance specifically allows for the Muslim call to prayer (the azan or adhan), church bells, and “other reasonable means of announcing religious meetings between the hours of 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. for duration not to exceed five minutes.”

On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously (with two members not voting) to grant preliminary approval to the Islamic call to prayer being broadcast over loudspeakers in the city. This followed the swearing-in earlier this month, on the Qur’an, of course, of Paterson’s new police chief, Ibrahim “Mike” Baycora, the first Muslim police chief in an American city.
The ordinance will be subjected to two public hearings before becoming law.
Celebrate diversity, right? Sure. The problem is that it is by no means certain that this diversity will celebrate us.

A few questions have to be asked here.

1. Do I want to hear this broadcast in public, five times a day, beginning at the crack of dawn and hearing a version that I have no control over?

2. Do parents with young children, trying to keep them asleep for as long as possible, want to hear a crack-of-dawn broadcast?

3. Does the increasing number of individuals who work remotely from their homes want to have their workday forcefully interrupted with amplified, scheduled intermissions echoing a call to prayer that can last a few minutes?

4. In the age of trigger awareness and sensory issues, it’s tone-deaf to not realize that some people will be triggered by the more aggressive call to prayer, while others dealing with sensory issues like discomfort from loud noises, will struggle to be in high stimulus environments with calls blasted over a loudspeaker.

So the Islamic call to prayer is just like church bells. Sure, and informed, devout Muslims are just Methodists with hats and beards. The reality, however, is not so rosy. The Islamic call to prayer, now to be sounded three times a day in Paterson, New Jersey (there are five daily prayers, but two of them fall outside the 6 AM-10 PM parameters of the ordinance), declares:

Allah is greater (Allahu akbar, four times)

I testify that there is no God but Allah (Ashhadu anna la ila ill Allah) (twice)

I testify that Mohammed is Allah’s Prophet (Ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasul Allah) (twice)

Come to prayer (Hayya alas salah, twice)

Come to success (Hayya alal falah, twice)

Allah is greater (Allahu akbar) (twice)

There is no God but Allah (La ilah ill Allah) (once)

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Alex D.

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