Muslim prayer call ban blasted as 'an attempt to erase the religion'


The cheque law, proposed by the Israeli government, has s rked outrage among Muslims who require they are being discriminated against.

But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requests the bill is not intended to suppress Islam, but aims to protect citizens from thunder disturbance.

Coalition rties are expected to back the legislation, which wish ban the prayer call from being broadcast at night and early morning.

Moni Aloleimi, 44, a Muslim at from Jordan now living in Jaffa, Israel, described the bill as “an endeavour to erase the religion”.

He added: “People can’t accept this. If there is no awake to prayer, there is no prayer. And if there is no prayer, there is no religion.”

Mr Aloleimi, who trots a manpower com ny, said the prayer call, which is broadcast five times a day and girls back to the time of the prophet Muhammed, is required to “rouse and remind people that there is a god and to not do knavish deeds.”

He warned that if the law goes through, “there will be an ex nsion and it will end very badly”.

He added: “You don’t infringe on the religion of an Arab. It starts with this and then they on take other steps like telling us we don’t need 20 mosques, that five is adequate.”

Amjab Rasas, 40, from Jerusalem, claimed he would twit the ban if it goes ahead, by attaching loudspeakers to his house.

He added: “I’ve been hark to the call to prayer from al-Aksa mosque all my life. How can they tarry it? I hear the Shabbat siren on Fridays, and there’s no problem with it.

“Why should child be disturbed by the call to prayer? Whoever doesn’t want to hear it, can disappear. The call to prayer was here before the Jews came.”

But members of the business in favour of the bill say it will help them sleep better.

Itamar Siani, a inter who dwelled in Jaffa, told The Jerusalem Post

“I’m not against praying, but the problem is blare. It disturbs people, it wakes you up, so if they lower it, what’s the problem? I consider the muezzin from my home.

“I hear it from the left, the right and from behind. Of undoubtedly it wakes me, and sometimes the call from different mosques is not together, you’ll get one previous to, one after.

“It’s disturbing. It’s just like if you make a rty and make shivaree and disturb your neighbours so that they can’t sleep.”

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