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Prayers in Mosques should be discontinued

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Submitted by Prashant (India), May 18, 2022 at 03:01

Dear Dr Pipes, All over the world Mosques have become centers of propaganda and violence. We need to think logically about congregational prayers in Mosques. How big is a typical Mosque in a typical city? Are the civil authorities allowed to limit the number of people who enter the Mosque compounds at a given time? Are civil authorities allowed to limit the number of cars and people that approach Mosques for congregations?

Often times Muslim societies are groups of ungovernable people (take the examples of Muslims in East Jerusalem or in Muslim-only enclaves of Paris or even in Syria where Muslims killed thousands of their own people). I want to see some evidence that Islamic Mosques are subject to same kind of crowd management laws that apply to the restaurants, conference centers, and stadiums.

All societies congregate for different reasons every now and then. But Islamic congregations involve leaving thousands or hundreds of unsupervised men under the control of religious leaders multiple times a week. It is not very surprising that disorder and violence often start at Mosque.

Mosques should be subject to same rules about crowding as every other place in our towns and cities.

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