A chapel in Linz, Austria, is set to broadcast the offensively loud and amplified Muslim Call to Prayer each day, starting at 5:00 AM (see video below), throughout the Christmas period as part of an “art installation” aimed at emphasizing the false and absurd notion that “Islam is a religion of peace.” (The sound of this is enough to incite people to violence)
Breitbart At certain times each day between December 2nd and 23rd, people strolling through the centre of Linz will be treated to “a special kind of audiovisual experience,” when recordings of muezzin calls, which were taped in Algeria, Mozambique, Istanbul, and Singapore, are played from the chapel of the Upper Austrian Cultural Quarter’s Ursuline Church.
The organisers behind ‘ADHINA’ say the installation “succeeds in linking the aesthetics of different realms of reality,” when visitors hear “the muezzin call as an Islamic ritual” melding together with “the everyday sounds of a secular-urban world,”, as they walk past the “Christian sacral architecture” at the site, where the baroque buildings were founded as a monastery.
By staging this eardrum-shattering “acoustic intervention” during Advent, when Austrians are preparing for Christmas, the ‘sound artists’ behind the project, Werner Puntigam and Klaus Hollinetz, “want to create awareness that Islam and Christianity are religions of peace or want to be,” according to promotional material for the project.
The organizers The organizers claim the project “succeeds in linking the aesthetics of different realms of reality,” when visitors hear “the muezzin call as an Islamic ritual” together with “the everyday sounds of a secular-urban world,”, as they walk past the “Christian sacral architecture.” A muezzin from the mosque calls out five times a day, starting at 5:00 AM, traditionally from the minaret, summoning Muslims for mandatory worship, a concept that is alien to secular Europeans.
With 8% of the population declaring themselves to be Muslim in 2016, Islam is the second most widely professed faith in Austria, where tensions between the religious community and the formerly secular value of freedom of speech were highlighted in a case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last month.
Earlier this year, the conservative-populist coalition announced it would be launching a crackdown on political Islam in the country, shutting down a number of extremist-linked, radical mosques and expelling up to 60 Islamist imams and their families. The country is also one of a number of nations across Europe who have banned the burqa and other facial veils associated with the Islamic faith.
The parliament in Vienna has passed a motion that outlaws (wearing) face-covering veils, known as niqab and burqa, and the distribution of Qurans in public. These measures are part of an Integration Act that aims to make asylum seekers suitable for residing in Austria, and also tackle Islamic fundamentalism.
This is what the Islamic Call to Prayer sounds like in Hamburg, Germany, beginning at 5:00 AM everyday: