Mahmood Nadvi stood on the roof of King Fahad’s mosque, 60 feet above the street, almost at the level of palm trees, singing into a powerful microphone, that could be heard by angry non-Muslim residents far away from the mosque.
FR24 News Outside the Culver City Mosque, some pedestrians stopped in their tracks when they heard the seemingly surprised adhan for the first time. It was something new, and it was not entirely clear how it would be received – as with many Muslim things in the United States.
“It is indeed historic,” said Abdullah, who heard the call to prayer broadcast in Redlands and Fontana last week. “It’s more than tolerance, it’s our acceptance (of our Islamic supremacy), I think. It’s a remarkable thing that this country has shown once again. “
But in Culver City, the call to prayer did not remain undisputed for a long time. After four days, on May 18, the city’s police department revoked the amplified noise permit, citing people gathering at the mosque in violation of county health standards, as well as “numerous complaints of loud noise. from residents of the region.”
BUT THREE DAYS LATER, the city again bowed to Islamic supremacy, reinstating the permit provided that the mosque lowers the volume.
Meanwhile, on the social networking application Nextdoor, debates raged between neighbors.
“I’m glad I don’t live near there,” said someone, sparking a series of responses.
“There are a lot of bitter racists in CC,” replied someone.
“What did a Muslim do to you? One user said.
“Make me miserable,” replied another.
Another speaker added: “You should ask Europeans what they think of Muslims? I don’t think a lot of people encourage them. ”