When the heart of Brooklyn feels like you are in an Arab country, something needs to be done. After all, Brooklyn is in America…
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Heart of Brooklyn Feels Different
This video was taken in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It was taken during the call to prayer at the Masjid-Al-Aman mosque, which sits near the border of Queens and Brooklyn. New Yorkers have complained about the mosque’s azan (call to prayer). Is it because they are racist? No. It is because 5 times a day, 7 days a week, there is a loud call to prayer – loud meaning on a loudspeaker! It just disturbs the peace of the neighborhood. Residents have filed hundreds of noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman.
Disturbing the neighborhood at any time of the day is unacceptable. But at 5 am? That is just another level. It is okay to get up and pray at 5 am – or at any time of the night or day. But to disturb everyone else is never okay.
No Other Religion Does This
No other religion has something like the azan. When Jews and Christians pray, they do not project anything on a loud speaker. Some Jews even DO get up to pray at 5 am, but they are not waking up the entire neighborhood as well.
There are mosques, churches, and synagogues throughout Brooklyn and throughout the world. Of course, embracing diversity is a positive thing. No one is trying to close down the mosques that exist in Brooklyn. All they want is a change in the current situation. In the US and specifically NYC, the Muslims are violating the City Noise Control Ordinance. The Muslims are also trying to show religious and political dominance over here.
It makes you wonder why they want to continue being a nuisance to everyone and won’t just stop.