No majority expected for anti-muezzin bill

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 7, 2011 21:44

 
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A bill that would ban muezzins from calling Muslims to prayer using loudspeakers is expected to be defeated easily in a vote of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday.

The bill, sponsored by MK Anastasia Michaeli (Israel Beitreinu) would ban any house of worship from using loudspeakers in an amendment to existing anti-noise legislation.

"The bill is not against Muslims and their freedom of religion," a spokesman for Michaeli said. "It's to defend the quality of life of all Israeli citizens."

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