Conservative Muslims, unable to accept the modern mosque design in Tehran, blame the Jews for the building lacking the traditional domes and minarets, accusing authorities of “treason” for approving the design.
By Israel Today Staff
The Jewish people were surprised to find themselves entangled in a heated debate over mosque design in Iran.
A massive new mosque being constructed in Tehran sports a sleek, minimalist design that architects say evokes the “austerity of early Islam.”
But more conservative Muslim voices have slammed the departure from the more traditional domes and minarets characteristic of mosques across the Middle East.
Fluid Motion Architects’ Vali-E-Asr mosque in Tehran stirs controversy as it has no minaret or dome: https://t.co/bQcAskj2xj
Residents of Jerusalem suburbs claim that since the Temple Mount crisis, nearby mosques have increased the volume of their muezzin calls, especially noticeable at both four in the morning and at seven in the evening calls to prayer.
By Benny Tocker
Residents of Mevasseret Zion, a suburb of Jerusalem, are complaining that, since the Temple Mount crisis, the mosques in nearby villages and in Jerusalem have increased the strength of their muezzin calls.
Loudspeaker system used in Israel – Photo/ IsraelandStuff/PP
Eliyahu Trabelsi, a member of the local Torah core group who studies at a kollel (institute of Torah study) in Mevasseret Zion, told Arutz Sheva that the volume of the muezzin calls has reached unprecedented levels. Continue Reading »
Saudi Arabia ruled that calls to prayer could only be amplified by a mosque’s indoor loudspeakers, and the UAE & Egypt have restricted the use of loudspeakers, but, when Israel seeks to restrict the noise level, Palestinians make it an international affair.
By Aviel Schneider
Quite the controversy is raging over Israel’s proposed legislation aimed at muffling the five daily Muslim calls to prayer from local mosques. In recent decades, the call of the muezzin has been amplified by multiple loudspeakers, resulting in tremendous noise pollution starting at 4:30 AM every morning.
Loudspeaker system used in Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
While Jewish residents have been most vocal in complaining about the muezzin loudspeakers, local Muslims have expressed outrage over the bill, which last week gained approval from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet. Continue Reading »
The Palestinian Authority is furious, threatening Israel with ‘disaster’ over proposed bill that aims to prevent the “daily suffering” of hundreds of thousands of Israelis, Jews, Christians, and secular Muslims, from loudspeaker systems, blasting throughout the day and night.
A Hamas representative called the bill “a dangerous and provocative development. Any interference on the part of the Israelis will be met with disaster. No one is allowed to interfere with our religious rituals.” Continue Reading »
At inauguration of new mosque, Mayor of Arab Israeli town of Abu Ghosh, outside of Jerusalem, tells president of Chechnya that some of the villagers can trace their ancestry to 16th century Chechnya & the Caucas region.
The local Shomrim group, numbering 22 Jews, was set up in 2008 in part as a reaction to anti-Semitic incidents, have agreed to include the local mosques & other buildings as part of their routine patrols.
An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.
North London Community Center Mosque at Cazenove Road, London – Photo Courtesy
The Shomrim patrol group accepted a request for protection by the North London Community Centre in Cazenove Road, an Islamic institution situated in the heavily-Jewish Borough of Hackney in northern London.
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