Muslims in prostration in Syria. (from here)

H/T to The “Call To Prayer” begins at 6 AM every day in Hamtramck, Michigan! by Lines By Liming.

When I read ‘s post I decided to have a little “fun” and investigate.  This story has actually been around for awhile; it’s just that the implications continue to become more dire, but there is an amusing aspect. Consider this September 2013 story, Residents complain that ‘call to prayer’ is too loud.

The debate over the Muslim call to prayer is reverberating once again.

At last week’s city council meeting, several residents of the Hamtramck Senior Plaza apartments on Holbrook complained about the volume level of the call to prayer coming from the Ideal Islamic Center, located across from the apartment complex.

Jeanette Powell said she’s not complaining as a way to “bash anyone’s religion.”

She said the call or prayer was broadcast at 6 a.m. and found the volume “overbearing.” (continued here)

Since the Ideal Islamic Center (another name for mosque) blasts its call to prayer five times a day, I expect that those atheists, agnostics, and doubters who are hostile to religion are probably fit to be tied. However, for some reason Muslims generally don’t seem to be much concerned by the possibility of offending such people. Christians would be. Muslims? Nope!

My personal concern is that I don’t want to see my country slowly turned into an Islamic caliphate. Because I fully support defending freedom of religion, I don’t see anything to gain by allowing hordes of Muslims into our country. There are plenty of nations dominated by Muslims, and most of them vigorously deny their citizens freedom of religion.

Even The Washington Post, famed for its propensity for putting lipstick on a pigs observed:

Is it true that Islam is uniquely unreceptive to religious freedom? Comparative political science can offer some helpful perspective. An aggregate, satellite view does indeed show a dearth of religious freedom in Islam. A comparison between the world’s 47 or so Muslim-majority countries and the rest of the world – derived from measurements developed by sociologists Brian Grim and Roger Finke and undergirding the Pew Forum’s rankings on religious freedom – shows that Islam clearly has considerably lower levels of religious freedom than the rest of the world and Christian-majority countries. (from here)

When the writer came down to earth, what countries did that Washington Post article identify as religiously free?

Finally, the Muslim world also contains religiously free regimes, adding even further complexity to the negative judgment of the satellite view. Examples of such regimes include Kosovo, Djibouti, Albania, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone – most of them noticeably outside the Arab world. (from here)

These nations represent the tiny exceptions that prove the rule. Each of these “religiously free” countries are small nations that have historical ties to the West. All of them are also poor. Therefore, their ties with the West remain important. So it is doubtful that their governments would risk overt discrimination against non-Muslims.

Anyway, back to that call to prayer story. Here are some of the news reports. First, let’s hear from the so-called Liberal papers.

Shariahville, USA: Cities ‘surrender’ to Islam by WND and Would liberals mind living next to mosques? by The American Thinker consider a plain fact. Hamtramck, Michigan is being invaded by an alien culture. When modern Liberals (not the sort of Liberal Thomas Jefferson was) speak of diversity, what they are doing is denying our People any right to protect the culture of America. Instead, because they hate America’s culture, they insist upon “diversity,” that all cultures are equally valid. What those Liberals are doing in practice is enabling those who would destroy America’s culture. Blind to the simple fact that some cultures promote rotten beliefs, these so-called Liberals risk depriving us our rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Islam is both a religion and a political system. The political system approved by Islam is Sharia. Because Sharia is a theocratic system, it is incompatible with America’s Constitution. Hence, we have nothing whatsoever to gain by bringing people who believe in Islam into our nation. In fact, when we do so, we risk national suicide.


  1. Issues about noise restrictions, zoning, traffic congestions during worship services etc. often provide interesting and instructive examples of the difficulties in making religious freedom a reality. Generally speaking, municipalities should be able to restrict times and volumes of church bells and calls to prayer (or impose zoning and traffic restrictions on churches and mosques) so long as the restrictions are not targeted at particular religions and are uniformly enforced.



    1. @novascout

      There is one serious complication. Not all religions are same, and what people believe makes a huge difference.

      Our form of government requires a civil society. To make our government work, the vast majority of us have to have learned the value of, the importance of, and the righteousness of respecting the rights of others. Unfortunately, our government does a lousy job of teaching children how to respect the rights of others. Perhaps that is because the concepts involved are largely religious, not secular, but even if that were not the case politicians and government employees have too many conflicts of interest to be made responsible for the education of children.

      Islam? Islam promotes theocratic rule. That’s the primary reason we don’t see religious freedom in nations largely dominated by Muslims.


  2. Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    There are two mosques downtown Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue, one of which members is connected to the 911 attacks. The two mosques compete with each other and what’s even worse is the call to prayer, every hour on the hour. So glad I don’t live in that neighborhood or near it. They use a megaphone system and the darned call to prayer can be heard for miles.

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  3. The Quakers provide an object lesson in multicultural tolerance.

    They allowed everyone into their community and eventually there was no community.

    Like the Jews, until the Christian West returned Israel to them, the Quakers were forever scattered to hell and gone.

    America is a land based on, “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”

    That means everyone needs to become an American if they want to fulfill their human and individual natures to their fullest.

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    1. Must admit I am not especially familiar with the history of the Quakers, but that would explain why the Amish and other such groups maintain distinct communities and the Quakers don’t.


      1. The American nation was a distinct community of states, cultures and peoples founded on “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”

        That is why America is exceptional.

        The Jews and the Quakers or whomever, can scatter or live in self-selected communities.

        When real Americans insist on protecting their nation, they aren’t being exclusive, they are being totally inclusive.

        For inside every human being is an American just waiting to get out.

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  4. I too wonder why so many Muslims are offended by things Americans say or do, but they give no thought to our offenses. To Eric the half troll, the church bells no longer ring in my city of Minneapolis. Not sure why, but it could have something to do with non-Christian offense by them. I also don’t think this post has a thing to do with fear mongering. It’s simply stating the truth.

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  5. I sense a lack of faith in your god’s ability to make himself heard above what you think is a false religion. Help the people in desperate need, regardless of their race or religion, as instructed by your god, and if you truly have faith, place the rest in his hands. How do you know it’s not his plan to convert swathes of the Arab world to Christianity? Ye of little faith and imagination, but lots of xenophobia.

    I, on the other hand, welcome them with open arms, knowing that with free access to information they will abandon their man made religion in droves.

    On a related note, I adore the Muslim call to prayer – a musical masterpiece. I quite enjoy church bells too, so no favouritism there. It’s nice to have loud musical noises ringing through the air.


    1. Violet,

      Islam has been the perennial enemy of the West ever since the Jihad stormed out of Arabia in the 7th century.

      They conquered 1/2 of Christendom through war.

      Just look at the Middle East today. It’s no different than it was 1300 years ago: a sewer pit of constant war, intolerance, poverty and religious fanaticism.

      It took nearly 800 years for the Spaniards to retake their land from the Jihad.

      Fanatics have no interest in information, only dogma.

      You are an atheist. You know that.

      For only fanatics can believe with all their hearts that everything, including goodness, justice and civilization, just happen all by themselves.

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    2. @violetwisp

      Thank you for visiting, and thanks for your comment.

      I don’t particularly like the term fanatic. When someone has let it be known that they believe something strongly, it is a cinch that changing their mind will be difficult. Pride gets in the way. Thus, the fanatic is simply someone too proud to admit they believe wrongly. So I won’t call you a fanatic.

      As a servant of my God, I am suppose to serve as my God’s hands and feet, not that He really needs me, but faith without works is dead.

      What am I suppose to do? Well, I am suppose to read the Bible and pray for guidance.

      Based upon what I have learned from the Bible and prayer, my first priority is the education of my children, not the care of hordes of young men from other nations, particularly young men from hostile nations.

      Please note that the first examples of charity in the Bible are the efforts Christians and Jews made to help the needy of their own communities. Have you ever considered a child? Can you imagine anyone more needy? When we have our own children to care for and protect, why would jeopardize the safety of our children by allowing hordes of strangers into our communities? Do we need show off our charity? No. Yet isn’t that what you suggest I should be doing?

      I, on the other hand, welcome them with open arms, knowing that with free access to information they will abandon their man made religion in droves.

      You criticize my belief in Jesus. Yet you are silly enough to believe that the belief in the fastest growing religion in this country will simply evaporate?

      Anyway, I think I will do a little post on xenophobia. It should be fun. Meanwhile, you might want to consider all the times Muslim hordes have attacked Christendom. As silenceofmind suggests, that is a long list, and it goes all the way back to the founder of Islam. He was a warrior far more often than he was a “prophet” peddling his propaganda.

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  6. Good stuff CT, tkx for putting together.

    ‘National suicide’ you say? Imagine the outflux of Americans similar to what we are seeing right now in Europe Far fetched? Maybe today it is……….but there are always tomorrows to worry about.

    Gotta love the current NRA ads……….relevant and a certain cork in the dam.

    But this shariah crap has found teeth because of as you say, liberal policies which are tragic to the bone. God help us, the true Lord of heaven that is.

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  7. Tom, do the churches still ring their bells on Sunday morning in your town? Should they be allowed to? Does allowing them to do so make us a Christian theocracy? Enough fear mongering already!!


    1. I have two churches nearby. One is Mormon. So I doubt calling it a Christian church would be accurate, but it is definitely American in origin. Neither church creates a public nuisance by trying to wake people up before the cock crows.

      I had roommates in college who could not stand the ticking of a mechanical clock while they slept, but I have never heard anyone complain about noisy church bells. On the other hand, I experienced reveille in basic training. You can only imagine what the guys were saying, and me too.

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