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Written by Staff Writer – April 22, 2020

Many local governments made drive-up churches illegal, Pastor’s using loudspeakers while church attendees sat in their cars could put you in jail. However, the mayor of Minneapolis is “going the extra mile” for a local mosque during Ramadan.

Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for followers of Islam and is a time of prayer and fasting. Most prayers happen inside a mosque. “People are standing shoulder to shoulder and in lines, and so the social distancing is always very challenging,”  Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations said.

Ramadan starts on Thursday, so Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is allowing the Muslim leaders to broadcast by speaker “call to prayer” five times a day in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.


Jacob Frey

@Jacob_Frey

Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Cedar-Riverside will broadcast a Call to Prayer during the month of Ramadan. We worked with @CAIRMN to help make it happen. During physical distancing, the Call to Prayer can provide a sense of togetherness when we badly need it.https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/04/21/coronavirus-in-minnesota-mayor-frey-allows-broadcast-of-muslim-call-to-prayer-in-cedar-riverside-neighborhood-during-ramadan/ 

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Mayor Frey Allows Broadcast Of Muslim Call To Prayer In Cedar-Riverside…

The broadcast will be generated from the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque and organizers expect it will reach thousands of residents, from sunrise to shortly after sunset.

minnesota.cbslocal.com

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Funny we haven’t seen local governments bend over backward to help Christians celebrate Easter they were almost eager to arrest them.

“We want to make sure that people can practice their religion, yes, but it can’t conflict with the overarching public health guidelines,” Frey said. “It allows people to stay together even when they’re praying apart, and we want to make sure that we’re doing proper social distancing and physical distancing in particular.”

But Christians don’t you dare meet up in a parking lot with a loudspeaker.

The broadcast will come from the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque and it will reach thousands of residents, even the ones that don’t practice Islam. So even if you don’t practice Islam you are going to hear the call to prayer in the city of Minneapolis five times a day for a month.

Do you think atheists will sue that this infringes on their rights?

Rep. Ilhan Omar who attacked Christians wanting to celebrate Easter, endorse what Frey has decided.


 

Ilhan Omar

@IlhanMN

Thank you Mayor for your leadership and solidarity on this ❤️ https://twitter.com/jacob_frey/status/1252655979541520386 

Jacob Frey

@Jacob_Frey

Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Cedar-Riverside will broadcast a Call to Prayer during the month of Ramadan. We worked with @CAIRMN to help make it happen. During physical distancing, the Call to Prayer can provide a sense of togetherness when we badly need it.https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/04/21/coronavirus-in-minnesota-mayor-frey-allows-broadcast-of-muslim-call-to-prayer-in-cedar-riverside-neighborhood-during-ramadan/ 

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