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Israelís anti-athan bill allows police to storm mosques
Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | staff

Posted on 02/21/2018 6:16:37 AM PST by Eddie01

Israeli MKs and minister have been working to introduce a new copy of what is known as the “Muezzin Bill” to give power to police to break into mosques to silence the Muslim call to prayer, Quds Press reported yesterday.

According to Israeli news website 0404, the new copy of the bill, which had preliminary Knesset approval in March 2017, is planned to be proposed to parliament soon.

The website said that a committee consisting of Interior Minister Gilad Erdan, Environment Minister Zeev Elkin and other MKs, including Moti Yogev who initiated the bill, have already laid down the terms of the new copy.

According to the Israeli website, the new amendments give addition power to Israel Police that enables officers to break into mosques in Israel and Jerusalem, confiscate loudspeakers and impose fines up to 10,000 shekels ($2,860) on those said to be violating the law.

The Israeli government began measures to approve the bill in November 2016 and it passed a first reading the Knesset in March 2017.

Palestinians living in Israel, both Muslims and Christians, criticised the move as another step towards Judaising Jerusalem, eradicating the Arabic history of Palestine and supressing religious freedoms.

“It is an aggression on the Islamic rituals,” Sheikh Sulieman Satel, Imam of Al-Nuzha Mosque in Yaffa, said. “The real aim of this racist bill is not an attempt to reduce noise, but to silence the Muslim call to prayer… because those behind it hate Islam.”

Athan is not more than two or three minutes and this proves that the real aim of this bill is that they do not want to hear or see any sign related to the Islamic or Arabic existence in this country he stressed.

Palestinians “will not remain silent while their mosques are desecrated and their legal, religious and humanitarian right to practice their religious rituals freely is violated,” he continued.

Sheikh Satel said that this bill “is part of the continuous planning to erase the identity of the Palestinians in Israel in addition to the numerous laws, including those giving power to Israeli authorities to confiscate the property of the Palestinian endowments.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; israel; mosque
Israel does so many things right.
1 posted on 02/21/2018 6:16:37 AM PST by Eddie01
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To: Eddie01

Hint: there’s no call Muslim call to prayer if there’s no Muslims. Deport.


2 posted on 02/21/2018 6:20:37 AM PST by montag813
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To: Eddie01

3 posted on 02/21/2018 6:23:50 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: Eddie01

Some modern mosques use radio for this.


4 posted on 02/21/2018 6:25:30 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: Eddie01

Good. Israel has seen what muzzies are like, and knows how to protect itself.


5 posted on 02/21/2018 6:29:28 AM PST by I want the USA back (Free Republic keeps me from going insane in a world that has chosen insanity over reason.)
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To: Eddie01

Anyone who has been to Israel knows the agression in this situation is the thousand watt amplifiers and the ring of bullhorns on the minnerets that wail like an air raid siren for ten minutes five times a day. The Muslims claim the purpose is a call to prayer for the congregation, but the volume is so high that you can hear any of the towers for miles. The content of the call is curses on the God of Israel and aloha snack bar claims.

Five a clock in the morning till sunset five times a day, almost an hour of air raid sirens seven days a week from dozens of towers all at once.

Arughhh!


6 posted on 02/21/2018 6:29:30 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Eddie01

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Muslims+calling+to+prayer+&view=detail&mid=8D2B51DFACAB7455A95C8D2B51DFACAB7455A95C&FORM=VRRTAP


7 posted on 02/21/2018 6:33:23 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Eddie01

30-06


8 posted on 02/21/2018 6:33:31 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Demographics destroys cultures more completely than thermonuclear war.)
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To: Eddie01
"because those behind it hate Islam.”

And so they should.

How many muslims live in Israel? How many Jews live in muslim/arab countries?

9 posted on 02/21/2018 6:34:05 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Eddie01

Are churches or synagogues even allowed in Muslim countries? So they really have no basis to complain.


10 posted on 02/21/2018 6:36:02 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Telepathic Intruder

*JEWS* are not even allowed in *slin countries, so no, no synagogues.


11 posted on 02/21/2018 6:38:28 AM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it is but it do.)
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To: South Hawthorne

There are mosques in Rome. There are mosques in Jerusalem. But there are no churches are in Mecca. And there are no synagogues are in Mecca.

Funny how liberals get around to addressing that.


12 posted on 02/21/2018 6:38:30 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Eddie01

Bulldoze the mosque as well.


13 posted on 02/21/2018 8:06:03 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: All

Excellent, if it passes.


14 posted on 02/21/2018 8:22:51 AM PST by veracious (UN = OIC = Islam ; Dems may change USAgov completely, just amend USConstitution)
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To: Eddie01

Hopefully search for weapons/bombs as well.


15 posted on 02/21/2018 9:32:38 AM PST by zeugma (Power without accountability is fertilizer for tyranny.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Thriving churches exist in every Muslim-majority country except Saudi Arabia (by law) and Afghanistan (there’s a church in the Italian embassy there not open to foreign nationals). There are also Hindu temples in all the Gulf state and Yemen for migrant workers from India and Nepal.

Jewish communities remain in certain Middle Eastern countries, mostly in Iran, which holds the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside Israel. Many of the synagogues in the Middle East have either been preserved as museums or reserved for the few Jews that remain to frequent them, such as ones in Egypt.


16 posted on 02/21/2018 9:45:14 AM PST by Ulmius
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To: zeugma

They are munition dumps.


17 posted on 02/21/2018 10:07:24 AM PST by Eddie01
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If they're breaking the law relative to volume, a law to enforce the law shouldn't even be necessary.

18 posted on 02/22/2018 5:05:29 AM PST by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: Eddie01
Let's be clear, the bill in question only prohibits the use of loud speakers for the call to prayer from 11 PM to 7 AM. Link

Hardly the anti-religion bill that it's opponents make it out to be.

19 posted on 02/22/2018 5:10:07 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SJackson

As murder is illegal, a law to ban weapons is also redundant. The issue is the Muslim propensity to lie about everything for any advantage. Suddenly it is a “religious expression” to reach ear bleeding volume while announcing prayer.


20 posted on 02/22/2018 6:21:50 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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