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.
- Tension in a Michigan City Over Muslims’ Call to Prayer is a 2004 New York Times story. Here the theme is that we just have to get pass our insecurities and fears and get use to another immigrant group.
- Now we have stories telling us that Muslims now have a majority on the city council: Michigan town said to have first majority Muslim city council in US by the guardian and In the first majority-Muslim U.S. city, residents tense about its future by The Washington Post. So the theme has shifted a little. We now have the trauma caused by economic stress and getting use to diversity.
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.