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

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

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‘We Are Not Visitors’: Muslims In Sweden Demand Mosque Call To Prayer
Breitbart ^ | 2-13-2018 | Virginia Hale

Posted on 02/13/2018 10:00:18 PM PST by blam

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.

The imam told Smålandsposten he believes allowing the call to prayer could have a positive effect on the city, and that it would help enable Muslims to better integrate into Araby, a district in which already by 2008, 58 per cent of residents were recorded to have had foreign backgrounds.

“I think that [allowing the call to prayer] is good for integration, and it will provide confirmation of religious freedom,” said Abu Helal. “Muslims are not visitors in Växjö, we live here.”

Acknowledging there might be mixed reactions at first, if the mosque gets approval to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer, he told the newspaper: “Everything new creates anxiety, but in the long run it will be fine.”

The application, in which Växjö Muslim Foundation likened the call to prayer to church bells, has been passed on to the Environmental and Health Protection Office to assess how it would affect people living in the mosque’s vicinity.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: calltoprayer; islam; muslims; sweden

1 posted on 02/13/2018 10:00:18 PM PST by blam

To: blam

Islam is incompatible with western civilization.

2 posted on 02/13/2018 10:03:25 PM PST by upsdriver

To: blam

Go back to whereverastan

3 posted on 02/13/2018 10:03:27 PM PST by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)

To: blam

“Everything new creates anxiety, but in the long run it will be fine.”
= = =

Frog in the pot?

Normalcy Bias?

4 posted on 02/13/2018 10:03:35 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (You know that I am full of /S)

To: blam

It’ll be a slam dunk.

5 posted on 02/13/2018 10:04:47 PM PST by aquila48

To: blam

6 posted on 02/13/2018 10:05:44 PM PST by blam

To: blam


7 posted on 02/13/2018 10:06:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)

To: blam

give them all cheap cell phones and let them do the Call to Allah wirelessly

8 posted on 02/13/2018 10:11:02 PM PST by WayneLusvardi (It’s more complex than it might seem)

To: blam

Welcome to the world of mooselimb caterwauling! Enjoy your submission.

9 posted on 02/13/2018 10:12:49 PM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)

To: blam

10 posted on 02/13/2018 10:12:52 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)

To: blam

When Saudi Arabia allows Christian churches then we’ll talk.

11 posted on 02/13/2018 10:13:01 PM PST by dfwgator

To: Scrambler Bob

Everything new causes anxiety

OK, Muslims are new to Sweeden, so take your own advice and get used to it.

12 posted on 02/13/2018 10:17:19 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can’t have a Liberal without a Lie)

To: blam

ring the church bells when the loudspeaker goes off

13 posted on 02/13/2018 10:18:12 PM PST by blueplum ( “…this moment is your moment: it belongs to you… ” President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)

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