Germany: 35 Köln mosques to broadcast call to prayer, mayor says ‘permitting muezzin call is a sign of respect’ By Robert Spencer
Friday, October 15, 2021
Henriette Reker, another stupid bitch
Jihad Watch : Imagine Henriette Reker’s embarrassment when she discovers that the
respect all goes one way. But by then it will be far too late. More
immediately, the implications of this, beyond the expected hosannas from
the usual proponents of globalism and multiculturalism, are ominous.
When Köln allows public broadcasts the Islamic call to prayer, what
exactly is it allowing? The adhan, prayed in Arabic, goes like this:
Allah is greater (Allahu akbar); intoned four times.
I testify that there is no God but Allah (Ashhadu anna la ila ill Allah); intoned twice.
I testify that Mohammed is Allah’s Prophet (Ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasul Allah); intoned twice.
Come to prayer (Hayya alas salah); intoned twice.
Come to security/salvation (Hayya alal falah); intoned twice.
Allah is greater (Allahu akbar); intoned twice.
There is no God but Allah (La ilah ill Allah); intoned once.
Dr. Gavin Ashenden, former
chaplain to the British queen, who resigned his position in protest
against a Qur’an reading in a Scottish church, observed that
“the Muslim call to prayer is a dramatic piece of Islamic triumphalism.
It proclaims Islam’s superiority over all other religions, and in so
doing casts Jesus in the role of a charlatan and a liar. The Muslim god,
Allah, is unknowable and has no son. Jesus was, therefore, a fraud in
claiming He and the Father are one.”
Is Köln really wise to
broadcast repeatedly a declaration of the superiority of Islam, a faith
that directs its adherents to make war against Christians and other
non-Muslims and subjugate them as inferiors under the hegemony of
believers (cf. Qur’an 9:29)?
Is Köln wise to broadcast the
cry “Allahu akbar,” beloved of jihad terrorists the world over? Chief
9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta wrote this in his letter to himself before
carrying out his jihad mission: “When the confrontation begins, strike
like champions who do not want to go back to this world. Shout, ‘Allahu
Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.”
This is why the Fort Hood jihad killer, Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted it as
he shot thirteen Americans in November 2009, and why so many other
jihadis have used it essentially as an announcement that non-Muslims are
about to die.
But in Germany today, any such
concerns will be dismissed out of hand as “Islamophobic.” Angela Merkel
is no doubt certain that Muslim communities in the country will be
grateful, and will redouble their efforts to become loyal, productive
citizens, marching together with non-Muslims into the glorious
multicultural future. That’s the way it will work out. Isn’t it? No
Muslims will take seriously the adhan’s declarations of Islamic
superiority and heed the Qur’an’s calls to wage war against
unbelievers. Will they? In multiculti Germany today, such an idea is inconceivable!
“Germany’s largest mosque to broadcast call to prayer on Fridays,” Reuters, October 11, 2021 (thanks to Henry):
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s largest mosque will be
permitted to broadcast the call to prayer over loudspeakers on Friday
afternoons, after an agreement between the city of Cologne and the
Muslim community to ease restrictions, the city said on Monday.
All 35 mosques in Cologne will now be permitted to broadcast the call
to prayer for up to five minutes on Fridays between noon and 3 p.m.,
under a two-year initiative. That includes the Cologne Central Mosque,
which was opened in 2018 after becoming a flashpoint for anti-Muslim
sentiment from far right parties, particularly following an influx of
asylum seekers in 2015-2016.
“Permitting the muezzin call is for me a sign of respect,” Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker wrote on Twitter.
The call to prayer would join the bells of Cologne’s cathedral –
northern Europe’s largest Gothic church – as sounds heard by those
arriving at the city’s main train station, she said. “It shows that diversity is appreciated and lived in Cologne.”
During controversy surrounding the construction of the large mosque,
backers made a point of assuring the public that it would not routinely
broadcast the call to prayer, or azan, which is heard five times a day
in Muslim countries….