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Church bells vs. muezzin's call

Reader comment on item: Which Privileges for Islam?
in response to reader comment: 99.99% agreement

Submitted by Sriram (United States), Mar 21, 2005 at 15:04

Church Bells are pleasant and don't have any semantic content. After all, even buddhist and hindu temples have bells.

The Muezzin's call can be jarring by contrast to those who don't buy into the exclusivity of Islam; Restricting such a call to once a week may be fine but what's to prevent it from becoming a 5 times a day affair in the future?

As a non-Christian, I don't mind hearing bells of any kind as long as they are not too frequent or unmelodious

Therefore I don't see why the two need to be equated.

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