Calls to change mosque loudspeakers

Calls to change mosque loudspeakers

There are 21 comments on the The Star Online story from Aug 2, 2012, titled Calls to change mosque loudspeakers. In it, The Star Online reports that:

For Beringin Kusuma whose living quarters are only a short distance from a mosque, the Muslim month of Ramadan is not only a time for fasting, but also for plugging his ears before bed every night ...

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“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#1 Aug 2, 2012
Obviously Islam is a source of Noise Pollution.

“Google Operation Northwoods”

Since: Aug 10

** 9-11 was an inside job **

#2 Aug 2, 2012
Year-round, like most urban dwellers in the world's largest Muslim nation that boasts 800,000 mosques, the 22-year-old university student has to contend with the "azan" that begins at dawn and calls worshippers to prayer five times a day.

But during Ramadan the mosques go into overdrive. Their crackling speakers blare out not only the azan, but also calls to worshippers to wake before the pre-dawn sahur breakfast that begins the day-long fast, and Koran recitations that go on almost all day and night.

"It's worse during Ramadan," complained Kusuma, who for the past three years has lived in a rented room only 20 metres (65 feet) from the closest mosque.

In Indonesia, Ramadan - a time of year when Muslims forgo food, drink and sex between dawn and dusk - started on July 21. Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the fasting month, falls on August 19. Dates may vary elsewhere.

But while it is regarded as one of the most spiritual periods in the Islamic calendar, for many it is also the most noisy.

"Most people wake up just before 4:30 am for a quick sahur, but the speakers start calling the people to wake up at 2:30 am ," said Kusuma

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#3 Aug 2, 2012
Timesten wrote:
Year-round, like most urban dwellers in the world's largest Muslim nation that boasts 800,000 mosques, the 22-year-old university student has to contend with the "azan" that begins at dawn and calls worshippers to prayer five times a day.
But during Ramadan the mosques go into overdrive. Their crackling speakers blare out not only the azan, but also calls to worshippers to wake before the pre-dawn sahur breakfast that begins the day-long fast, and Koran recitations that go on almost all day and night.
"It's worse during Ramadan," complained Kusuma, who for the past three years has lived in a rented room only 20 metres (65 feet) from the closest mosque.
In Indonesia, Ramadan - a time of year when Muslims forgo food, drink and sex between dawn and dusk - started on July 21. Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the fasting month, falls on August 19. Dates may vary elsewhere.
But while it is regarded as one of the most spiritual periods in the Islamic calendar, for many it is also the most noisy.
"Most people wake up just before 4:30 am for a quick sahur, but the speakers start calling the people to wake up at 2:30 am ," said Kusuma
Blasting speakers is your positive statement about Islam? Wow, you are desperate.

“Google Operation Northwoods”

Since: Aug 10

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#4 Aug 2, 2012
It's their business. Leave it be that.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Aug 2, 2012
Timesten wrote:
It's their business ...
What happens when "their business" opens up shop right next door and you have to hear, whether you want to or not, call to prayer 5 times a day at all hours blaring on a loud speaker.
passerby

Welland, Canada

#6 Aug 2, 2012
Timesten wrote:
It's their business. Leave it be that.
Yes and a lot of them are complaing about it. So they should. Pollution is pollution.
Bristisher

Aurora, Canada

#7 Aug 2, 2012
Wilberhum wrote:
<quoted text>Blasting speakers is your positive statement about Islam? Wow, you are desperate.
Quite desperate indeed!This guy goes 'gaga' seeing hijab clad Saudi women participating in UK Olypics;thrashes out posts after post about the glories of Muslim participants-when others just normally go for the best performers irrespective of religion. He should know that most of the problems stem up only from his countires in the UK Olypics

Since: Aug 12

Lakeport, CA

#8 Aug 2, 2012
get EARTH FIRST after them and prove the loudspeakers are disrupting the flight of birds.....
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#9 Aug 2, 2012
The muslims bother, offend and insult people wherever they go. The world would be a far better place if there were no such thing as islam.

Since: Apr 12

Martinez, CA

#10 Aug 2, 2012
Used to hear that as a child, where I lived church singings are not to be heard beyond the church walls because it is not Islamic and may offend muslims. But muslims have no problem imposing their noise on others. Who cares if you worked late and need some sleep?
Frank

Johannesburg, South Africa

#11 Aug 2, 2012
ancient grunting blasted blasted though loudspeakers is noise pollution to the rest of the thinking world.
Jinn Martini

Billerica, MA

#12 Aug 3, 2012
Timesten wrote:
It's their business. Leave it be that.
It's not their business if they are bothering others around them.
Jinn Martini

Billerica, MA

#13 Aug 3, 2012
Rusty Tin Can wrote:
Used to hear that as a child, where I lived church singings are not to be heard beyond the church walls because it is not Islamic and may offend muslims. But muslims have no problem imposing their noise on others. Who cares if you worked late and need some sleep?
That exactly sums up the typical and rampant hypocrisy that is inherent in Islam itself and therefore in Muslims.
Annie Muk

Sweden

#14 Aug 3, 2012
Oh sod off, you stupid buggars!

I don't like those blaring minarets either but have none of you ever lived across the road from a Christian church when those damned bells start rattling the windows and shaking your bed towards the middle of the floor?!

What about the drone of 7 million Budhist monks "ummm"'ing in unison?
Annie Muk

Sweden

#15 Aug 3, 2012
Faith wrote:
The world would be a far better place if there were no such thing as islam.
But then who would have the balls to punish the United Snakes for its crimes against humanity?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#16 Aug 3, 2012
Annie Muk wrote:
Oh sod off, you stupid buggars!
I don't like those blaring minarets either but have none of you ever lived across the road from a Christian church when those damned bells start rattling the windows and shaking your bed towards the middle of the floor?!
What about the drone of 7 million Budhist monks "ummm"'ing in unison?
It's not so much the noise....It's the crime, the honor killings, the skyjackings, the rapes, the bomb plots, the cartoon riots, the forced marriages....In the West, that kind of thing is considered..well...off-putting .
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#17 Aug 3, 2012
Annie Muk wrote:
<quoted text>
But then who would have the balls to punish the United Snakes for its crimes against humanity?
We're trying to help the Russians sober up and get their empire back so we can re-start the Cold War and restore order to the world.
Annie Muk

Sweden

#18 Aug 3, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>We're trying to help the Russians sober up and get their empire back so we can re-start the Cold War and restore order to the world.
Now you're talkin'!

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#19 Aug 3, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>We're trying to help the Russians sober up and get their empire back so we can re-start the Cold War and restore order to the world.
In hindsight, we should have let them have Afghanistan. They would have been easier targets after we let the Russians put down the tribes.

“Google Operation Northwoods”

Since: Aug 10

** 9-11 was an inside job **

#20 Aug 3, 2012
They have volume controls

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