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Public prayers are nuisance and are for political purposes

Reader comment on item: Islam Drives the Social and Legal Agenda in the West

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 20, 2019 at 18:42

Dear Dr Pipes, This is 21st century. Modern work place is not what it used to be 100 years ago. Now people of diverse backgrounds/ages/genders/economic statuses work together. Number of working people in in small areas has significantly increased. What one person does in a place is visible to many others. It is discourteous to display/exhibit your political and religious beliefs to others. We do not want atheists to tell us how much they find the idea of God ludicrous during the morning/midday or evening hours. We also do not want Muslims (or any one else for that matter) to tell us all day how strong their faith is. It is time that Muslims learn to pray quietly exactly where they are working and do not create disruptions for others many times a day.
I will certainly be bothered if all my colleagues open their religious paraphernalia for prayers all through day. No one deserves special treatment and no one should get it. I, however, very strongly recommend that Muslims say their prayers in the quietness of their homes, throughout the day.

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