News Ticker >
[ December 10, 2019 ]

EU openly declares war on the Jews

[ December 10, 2019 ]

Poll: President Donald Trump Beating 2020 Democrats in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin

[ December 10, 2019 ]

COUP UPDATE: Dems Abandon Charge of Bribery, House Democrats File Two Articles of Impeachment on...

[ December 10, 2019 ]

Jihad Terror Against U.S. Jews Constant Post-9/11

[ December 10, 2019 ]

Canada ‘made deal with devil’ with antisemitic (UN) vote, says ex-U.S. envoy to UN

[ December 9, 2019 ]

Deranged Dems expected to announce at least 2 articles of impeachment against Trump on Tuesday

[ December 9, 2019 ]

Attorney General Barr Promptly Issues A Scathing Response To The IG Report

[ December 9, 2019 ]

Congressman Matt Gaetz Skewers Democrats’ Urgency to Impeach President Trump at Impeachment Hearing

[ December 9, 2019 ]

US Attorney Durham objects to IG findings on Russia probe origins in stunning statement

[ December 9, 2019 ]

FISA report: DOJ watchdog releases findings on Russia probe surveillance DOJ inspector general finds 17...

Residents Complain ‘Call to Prayer’ is Too Loud in 1st American City with Muslim Majority City Council

333

You may recall that Hamtramck was in the news recently because it elected the first Muslim-majority city council. Now this. Blaring the Muslim call to prayer at an ungodly hour. Imagine waking up to nails on a chalk-board at 6 am every morning. And it’s not just one mosque —

Islamic supremacism in action.

“Residents complain that ‘call to prayer’ is too loud,” By Charles Sercombe, The Hamtramck Review,  December 12, 2015 (thanks to M):

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.”

“Just turn it down a little bit.”

Carol Marsh said not only was the call to prayer too loud, she insisted that the organizers of the center never said it would serve as a mosque.

“We were lied to,” she said. “We were told it would never be turned into a mosque.”

But Sakrul Islam of the center said no one ever said it would not be a mosque, saying an Islamic center “covers everything.”

He warned Marsh that if she continued claiming she was lied to he would file a defamation lawsuit.

He also denied accusations that the call to prayer was broadcast earlier than 6 a.m. Islam said he has since turned down the volume when the police department informed him of the complaints.

Islam accused City Councilmember Robert Zwolak, who lives in the apartment complex, of whipping up complaints.

“He’s against Muslims,” he said.

The center on Holbrook was not the only mosque accused of broadcasting the call too loudly.

Susan Dunn, who is a candidate for city council, said the new mosque on St. Aubin St., the Abu-Bakr Al-Siddique Islamic Center, also broadcasts the call loudly. Dunn lives on Hewitt St., which is a block away from the center.

She said she asked neighbors who attend services at the center to tell organizers there to turn down the volume.

Since then, she said, it’s been “turned down some.”

The complaints launched a long discussion on the city’s noise ordinance and the ordinance regulating the call to prayer.

According to Councilmember Cathie Gordon the city’s ordinance has no teeth.

Police Chief Max Garbarino said the way he’s been dealing with the issue is to talk with mosque leaders and ask them to turn down the volume.

The call to prayer issue first came up in 2004 when city officials were considering an ordinance regulating it. At that time, there was a heated debate over the issue.

Eventually, the city council at the time OK’d the ordinance. But that decision was challenged after Zwolak, who was not a member of council at the time, led a successful petition drive to put the matter up to a ballot vote.

Voters approved the ordinance by a 55 to 45 percent margin.

The issue also attracted national and international attention. Periodically, residents complain about the volume of the call to prayer, mostly from the mosque located on Caniff near Jos. Campau.

na-hamtramck

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest