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Islamic call for prayer - Kampala, Uganda

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Submitted by Scott (United States), Feb 20, 2009 at 14:48

The call to prayer only takes place at 10am?

My wife and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Kampala and was awoken every night by this redundant noise. It would start around 3 am (don't know for sure) but would start on one side of the city and be continued by another loud speaker playing from another direction of the city. With the time change in traveling, it was difficult to get back to sleep once we were stirred from our sleep.

Don't they have some type of regulation for this? Please explain, was this the Islamic call to prayer and if iit wasn't, just what was playing. Why do they have to do this so early in the morning.

Freedom of worship is a right that we should all cherish but if it is forced upon the ears of all of the city that is too far. I am sure if I chose to set up a speaker system that played a Christian call to prayer at 4 am that I would attract a lot of persecution from those of the Muslim faith. With Television, I am at least in control of which channel I want to watch.

Scott

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