Tempers Flare Over Loud Islamic Prayers in ‘Muslimville, USA’

Residents of Hamtramck, Michigan – the area dubbed “Muslimville, USA,” by one newspaper after its population shifted from 90 percent Polish to mostly Muslim – complained at their most recent city council meeting the community center’s blasted calls to prayer were simply too loud . . .

“Just turn it down a little bit,” said one resident, Jeanette Powell, telling the Hamtramck Review the prayer calls start at 6 a.m. and the sound level was “overbearing.”

Another resident [Carol Marsh] said Ideal Islamic Center officials “lied” when they assured nearby residents, including those at the Hamtramck Senior Plaza apartments, the facility would not be used as a mosque . . .

Sakrul Islam, with the center, said Marsh was mistaken, that an Islamic center “covers everything,” and that if she continued to make such claims he would file a defamation lawsuit, the newspaper said. He also accused Robert Zwolak, a city council member who lives in the senior apartment complex, of fueling complaints because “he’s against Muslims,” he said, the Hamtramck Review reported.

This isn’t the first time the Muslim community’s faced such complaints. In 2015, in a story that opened with “Welcome to Muslimville, USA,” the New York Daily News cited several residents as complaining about the early morning Muslim calls to prayer. (Read more from “Tempers Flare Over Loud Islamic Prayers in ‘Muslimville, USA'” HERE)

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  • bobwhite

    It doesn’t matter where they go, Muslim trash are nothing but trouble.

  • wandamurline

    Throw a pig at them.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Actually pork blood and lard will do the job. A trip to your nearest slaughter house should supply you well. No sense torturing a pig needlessly.

      • Craig Tarter

        I don’t eat pork (bacon isn’t pork, right?), but I’m thinking about buying a pig for “bloodletting” purposes. Having a “handheld mister” that reaches out, say around 30 yards, would be great! I think I could get about a quart a week without turning the stinker into bacon…not pork, that’s dirty.

        • sandraleesmith46

          Bacon is most assuredly pork!

  • bohdanknianicky

    Church bells silenced in many communities. Call to prayer in the Islamic faith OK! Something is wrong with our liberal, marxist society.

  • Dowhatsrigh

    I will take the bells any day over the chanting of the Muslims.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Even the chanting might be “tolerable” but torturing the goats has to stop!

  • ramesaz

    Those against Christianity say that there should be a separation between church and state. Then why isn’t there a separation between the Muslim call to prayer and the state. It is the city council (largely Muslim) that have instituted this practice, therefore it is in violation of the “newly defined” constitution as degreed by the Federal government. There is certainly a double standard here.

    • Bandit

      The ones that are steaming for separation of church and state are also in some way working with the mudslimes

  • Linda

    I know just how to counteract the muslim call to pray. All of the churches in the area should band together & have a prayer meeting of their own at the same time & blast it out so loud it would drown out the muslims.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Backed up by a full carillon, preferably REAL bells, not just electronics!

      • Linda

        Absolutely !

      • Bandit

        How about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.for the vocals.

        • sandraleesmith46

          The thought crossed my mind.

      • Public_Citizen

        “Amazing Grace” played by the Band of the Black Watch with full Pipe Brigade.

        • sandraleesmith46

          AHHH! A musician after my own heart! I LOVE pipe and drum corps’, but the bells drive Muslims nuts; I was thinking like the carillon from Notre Dame de Paris, which houses bells the size of houses in its towers.

          • Public_Citizen

            Nothing quite like a ~Live~ performance on a Carillon equipped with pneumatic strikers and a keyboard. 8^)

          • sandraleesmith46

            Beats that “tortured goat” the Muslims call a “call to prayer”!

    • Naturalism

      My guess is that the Muslims would think that were pretty cool. “Yo, check it out, the Christians have started praying at the same six times a day.”

  • marycat485

    I recommend bikers be invited to set up a clubhouse next door.

    • sandraleesmith46

      With a stripper bar!

      • Bandit

        Don’t forget the loud Rock-N-Roll jystto set the mood.

        • sandraleesmith46

          That pretty much comes with a stripper/biker bar.

  • Free Market Filly

    Whatever happened to Disturbing the Peace laws?

  • pjk40

    Both Hamtramck and Dearborn, MI have been taken over. . . I feel blessed that we moved out of Wayne County and now live in a quiet rural northern Michigan county.

    • Paul in NH

      We left Livonia 30 years ago and wouldn’t recognize the place I grew up.

  • Paul in NH

    Just imagine having “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”, “Onward Christian Solders” etc. playing through loud speakers several time per day …. you can bet you last red dent that these same muslimes would be hell bent to shut it down before the first day ended ….