Sometimes silence is golden; Duke University’s decision to retract permission for the Muslims, who make up a little less than 5% of Duke’s 15,000 students, use of the university’s Methodist chapel’s bell-tower to broadcast and amplify their adhān – call to prayer – is one of those times when silence is indeed golden.
Duke University’s Methodist Chapel
A sane person would think that Duke University’s long-standing tolerance of allowing Muslims to use rooms inside their Christian chapel for prayer services would be enough pluralism, especially since Duke is and has always been a private, Methodist University. This is, of course in these degenerate times, not the case. Liberals and Progressives have shown their allegiance and rally with the ever-outraged Muslims to protest not being allowed to broadcast their adhān far and wide.
It’s ironic – or, it would be if these Leftists didn’t do this with such regularity – that these same Liberals and Progressives who are claiming this is religious bigotry are the ones who like to rant, rail, protest, and wage lawfare against any public or pseudo-public displays of the Christians’ faith. Even more so, is the absence of any protests by the Atheists such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation against the Muslims’ adhān being broadcast from church’s bell-tower.
This is hypocrisy at it’s “finest” since such a broadcast would inflict portions of Islam on far more people and in a far, far, far more intrusive and unavoidable manner than just about anything Christianity or other faiths have ever sought to do in the modern age.
As someone who lived and worked in MENA for years, I can and do tell you that nothing says the you’re in the Caliphate like hearing the adhān being screeched and wailed.
Yes, sometimes silence is golden and silencing the adhān is worth a imam’s weight in gold. Silencing those inside America’s borders who side with Muslims in this is, or would be, priceless.