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Canada: During COVID-19, the Islamic call to prayer suddenly blares

Saturday 2 May 2020, by siawi3

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Source: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/fatah-during-covid-19-the-islamic-call-to-prayer-suddenly-blares

During COVID-19, the Islamic call to prayer suddenly blares

Tarek Fatah

Published: April 29, 2020 Updated:April 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

A member of the Madinah Masjid mosque arrives for Jumu’ah prayer service on Danforth Ave. in this March 15, 2019, file photo.Jack Boland / Postmedia Network

Almost two years ago, Toronto’s Danforth Ave. made headlines across the world when one Faisal Hussain killed two people and wounded 13 others before committing suicide.

Well, Danforth Ave. is back in the news.

This time it’s the blaring of loudspeakers at the Madinah Mosque at Danforth and Donlands that is making the news. The mosque has obtained permission from the city to bend its noise pollution laws and allow the loudspeakers to make the “Allah O Akbar” call to prayers during the Islamic month of Ramzan (Ramadan).

This despite the fact the mosque is not hosting congregational prayers to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The news was announced by Coun. Paula Fletcher who tweeted: “Beautiful to hear this [Islamic call to prayer on loudspeakers] in our community.”

As the former leader of the Communist Party of Manitoba, one would think Coun. Fletcher supposedly does not believe in religion, Allah or Jesus, and would qualify as a “kaafir” (infidel worthy of death) in the eyes of Islamic Sharia law.

However, Fletcher apparently has no such fear. Across the globe, left-wingers and communists have made common cause with Islamists, those who believe in Islam also as a political cause, and are known popularly as “Sharia-Bolsheviks.”

This is not the first-time Fletcher has joined hands with Islamic clerics. In 2013, she facilitated obtaining city funds for a mural that shows the Pakistan Army’s battle cry in the heart of Little India, an act that did not go over well with the Indo-Canadian shopkeepers and restaurant owners on Gerrard St.

If she was expecting praise for permitting loudspeakers to announce sundown in Ramadan, she must have been disappointed by the reaction. “This is horrible!!” said one reply online. “Discordant warbling,” said another. “I wonder if anyone would mind if I played Nickelback really loud?” said a third.

An Iranian refugee who escaped torture in the Islamic Republic of Iran tweeted: “You and your boss must be extremely pleased for emotionally torturing an Iranian refugee after 30 years in Canada.”

Muslims in Canada are deeply worried that opposing the use of loudspeakers for a call to prayers will be deemed as apostasy by the Canadian Islamic establishment.

With the mainstream Canadian media too scared to touch on the issue, lest they are referred to as “Islamophobic,” it was the BBC Urdu Service that revealed the possible real agenda of Mullahs in Toronto’s mosques, some of which are operated by followers of the India-based “Tablighi Jamaat,” which has a muscular presence in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The BBC reported that the Islamic clerics and the mosque administrators had a larger agenda when they asked for and obtained sundown call to prayers on loudspeakers. A spokesperson of one of the mosques revealed that this was merely a first step.

If citizens of the neighbourhoods did not raise objections, the mosques would then request that all the five-times-a-day “call to prayer” be on loudspeakers and become a permanent feature of mosques in Canada.

And if that happens, trust that the once “Greek Town” neighbourhood will become an Islamabad, pushing out the Greek Canadians who made the locality a reality.

What was once a church on Danforth Ave. until 1974 became a mosque in 1975, where today plans are afoot to make the loudspeaker call to prayer a permanent reality.

While the rest of us stay at home to defeat the coronavirus, others are busy working with Sharia-Bolsheviks to change our society permanently.

Why does the fable of the Arab and hois camel ring a bell in my ear?