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Israel: outrage over move to "silence mosques' call to prayer" | Euronews

9.3.17

Israel: outrage over move to "silence mosques' call to prayer" | Euronews: “This is a socially-minded law that aims to protect citizens’ sleep, without, God forbid, harming anyone’s religious faith, either from Islam, Judaism or any other faith in God. This faith is common to us, Allahu Akbar, God is great,” said one of the sponsors, Motti Yogev of the Jewish Home Party.

For many Israeli Arabs, who make up almost 20 percent of the population, this is another example of discrimination. Opponents say the legislation impinges on the religious freedom of Israel’s Muslim minority.

Arab legislator Ayman Odeh tore up a copy of the bill during the heated debate and was ejected from the chamber.

“Here in this house we never interfered with any religious ceremony relating to you, to Judaism. You are committing a racist act, you interfere with the most sensitive issue for Muslims and hurt the religion of Islam,” said Israeli Arab lawmaker Ahmad Tibi.


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