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In a first, local Swedish authority allows Islamic call to prayer

22 February 2013, Friday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL
A municipality in the Swedish capital of Stockholm has allowed the recitation of adhan, the call to prayer, through minaret speakers, in an unprecedented move.

Islamic Cultural Center of Botkyrka, a municipality in Stockholm mostly populated by immigrants, applied almost a month ago to municipal authorities, seeking permission for recitation of the adhan before Friday prayers through speakers in the minaret of the Fittja Mosque, located within the boundaries of Botkyrka.

The municipal council recently convened and unanimously approved the request. İsmail Okur, the head of the Islamic center, told the Anatolia news agency that the first adhan will be broadcast in March after the technical preparations are completed.

“The authorities will measure the sound level. According to the rules, the sound of the adhan shall reach two kilometers at most from the mosque,” Okur remarked, referring to the regional authorities who granted permission for the adhan recitation through minaret speakers.

He further stated that Botkyrka is a region mostly populated by Muslims and the Fittja Mosque is the only mosque in Sweden that has a minaret.

Muslims have no right to claim ownership of this area or any part of Sweden, religious or otherwise. It does not belong to you. It belongs to us, the people of Sweden. Our leadership is infected by political correctness and owned by the media and global bankers. When the current thought regime of Eu...
Adam Frost
why is nesasary to call to prea people no when they can come and prey to allah hope not the can do that in denmark if the do we get a war here in denmark the Danish people will not alow that
Call for prayer is a very celebrated ritual, which should be observed with great decency, with subdued and soft tones combined with a melodious voice. It should neither disturb, annoy or irritate the neighbours who belong to other celestial faiths. The local municipal council and the Swedish governm...
Ahmed m Ibrahim
Is that really necessary today? People can have the religion they chosse, linving it private life. Calling like that is not necessary, no matter what is said about "culture", this is no not about that. They know all they want is to get more sheeps, just like any other religion. If you want to call t...
These dacama, joe, stu,etc., don,t know their religion or their Civilization. They went after Muslims and expelled jews and took over Cordova with its great universities,and palaces and burnt Muslims and jews and sent their conquistadors to the Americas. They had bible in one hand and guns in the ot...
What about my religious freedom not to have this religion shoved in my face?
Our Christian Leaders are sick in their heads. That sound of religion will reach 2 kilometers. It is a sick mind to allow and spend money monitoring the noise. The Christians got nothing out of it. The non-muslim neighbors will be slowly pushed out. The muslims want violent overthrow of all governme...
More cultural suicide.
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