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in response to reader comment: Blasting the Islamic call for prayer?

Submitted by DONVAN (United States), Aug 21, 2008 at 10:03

The Muslam "Call to prayer"... is, in fact, a command to prayer. The reality, as in Iran and other Mu'slam occupied countries, is to ignore this "Call" is to risk punishment. The bells of a church and the command to assemble in the cause of "Islam" are completely different, a difference so obvious that only one with an Islamic agenda can ignore. It is this command to pray that is unreasonable. If the churches agree to cease the bells, would the Muslams cease their command to prayer? No. The Mu'slams cannot compromise. The obnoxious wailing five times a day is as much to intimidate non Mu'lams as to alert Muslams. This ritual along with the burqua, hajib, and other Muslam rituals are political acts, rather that an effort to "Submit" to the will of allah.

The mosque, unlike a church, is a political gathering place. Bowing to Mecca and the reciting of some obscure koranic passages is far less important than the political message spewed by the Muslam leader. The custom of the "Call to prayer" is a result of the Arab nomads indifference or inabiliy to keep time. Perhaps if they all just got a Timex....

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