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Originally posted by grover
I personally don't see what the issue is.
I have absolutely no problem with hearing the Muslim call to prayer any more than I do church bells... or any other calling to prayer and worship.
Originally posted by grover
reply to post by jackflap
Come on for Christs sake think about it will you.
We are a nation of 350 million people of all religions and none... we have a long standing tradition of tolerance (honored unfortunately in its absence sometimes but at least the ideal is there)... No one is going to invade us and force their religious laws down our throats...
I mean really... the whole issue is a supposition.
For it to happen our system would have to be crumbling already and that is true for the Christian Reconstructionists as well.
Use your brain.
[edit on 18-6-2009 by grover]
reply to post by habfan1968
Most disturbing is the religious text they use advocates violence towards those whom choose not to believe, a big reason to be weary of advancing their agenda
Originally posted by R3KR
I do not believe in any god what so ever, not allah, not jesus, not horus, not santa.
Having someone put up speakers and blaring their holy crap is plain BS.
A church goes ding, dong... not ALLAAAAaalAALALAAlaalalalalaa....
Give me a break people this is AMERICA, ONE NATION UNDER GOD....
Cant we keep it that way? Thats the way it used to work, now its broke...
[edit on 16-6-2009 by R3KR]
Originally posted by KyoZero
Guess what? We CAN object to the bells because they are forced on us too. I don't want them but they happen anyway. You can't have it only one way just because the bells were there before I was born.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
I live in metropolitan Detroit, so I know where Hamtramck is.
I also remember this story and know that it is not a new story. Doing a search it seems that the story has been widely circulated on the internet.
I guess I am wondering why it keeps going around, I imagine those who live in the area have come to terms with the broadcasts, so why do we need to rehash a story that happened years ago?
Pakistan Authorities “Attack” Christian Cemetery, Church (UPDATE) Thursday, June 11, 2009 (8:03 am)
The unrest in Okara came shortly after elsewhere in Punjab province Pakistan Railway authorities reportedly confiscated a church building after Muslim leaders complained about the church ringing its bells and using loudspeakers to call Christians to prayer. Rights group International Christian Concern (ICC) said the St. Andrew's Church in Lahore was seized on April 28. ICC said however that Christian Railway employees have been protesting the confiscation "vehemently" for the last several weeks. The local Church Committee reportedly said authorities originally granted Christians written permission to use the building on Sundays for worship services. "However, when the church began using its bells and loudspeakers to invite Christians to morning and evening prayer services, Muslim leaders complained that the church was interfering with their five-times a day call to prayer and thus insulting Islam," ICC said.
On April 28, Christians reportedly arrived at the church to find the doors sealed shut with a notice prohibiting anyone from entering the building. "Christians responded by conducting a hunger strike and demonstrating in front of the Lahore Press Club for the next several days," ICC said. The stand-off apparently continued Thursday, June 11 with Muslim officials "trying to obtain permission to demolish the church so that they can build another mosque," the group added.
Pastors Arrested for Use of Loudspeakers: Compass Direct News 28 May 2009 ISTANBUL. Police claim amplified Easter Sunday service defamed Islam. Nine pastors from two neighboring villages in Pakistan could face prison time for using loudspeakers to broadcast prayers and sermons from their churches on Easter Sunday.