The Muezzin Will Not Be Silenced in Karlskrona

The Sweden Democrats of Karlskrona tried to stop the Islamic call to prayer from being ululated in their town, but they failed.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Sveriges Radio:

SD (Sweden Democrats) voted down— Yes to continued call to prayer in Karlskrona

January 31, 2019

After a long and intense debate in the General Council, the motion of the Sweden Democrats to forbid religious calls in public space in Karlskrona was voted down.

The Islamic Cultural Association in Karlskrona may continue their calls to prayer from their mosque in Kungsmarken during the Friday prayer.

The mosque in Karlskrona now has all the permits that are required from the police and municipality.

But the Sweden Democrats want to change the local order charter, and suggested in a motion that “no religious call can be made in public space.” The Sweden Democrats maintain that religious freedom also means a right to avoid hearing religious messages, such as a call to prayer.

“One should not impose on anyone,” says Robert Andersson (SD).

Several members argued that that the question of religious freedom cannot be settled by changing a local charter.

“I think that the trade-offs and limits of religious freedom belong to the Parliament. We can’t have one religious freedom in Karlskrona and another somewhere else,” says Börje Dovstad (L).

The motion was voted down with a tally of 39-29. Five members were absent, and two abstained from voting.

How each individual member voted in the vote will not be made public until next week. However, according to the chairman of the council, Gunilla Ekelöf, nobody deviated from their respective party lines.

“M, KD and SD (parties) voted for the motion. And SW, C, L, MP and V voted against,” says Gunilla Ekelöf.

10 thoughts on “The Muezzin Will Not Be Silenced in Karlskrona

    • Several years ago I had moslem neighbours.
      3 women in full burkas with several children, all in one small house.

      They would open a window and place a large speaker in it and play very loudly, 5 times a day, the call to prayer.

      I wasn’t having it.

      I placed a speaker in my own window and played, very loudly, the English Defence League marching song ‘We’re Coming Down the Road’.

      • You really should play highway to hell or hells bells from AC/DC, it really seems to get them rather excited, or so I have heard. 😉

  1. We have not been invaded yet in our colonial neighborhood and U have to say that one of the sweetest sounds is the people of the church ringing the bells in practice on Saturday night and then again on Sunday,
    I am not a religious person but I think even Yuccki would agree that the ringing of the bells says freedom for everyone today…

  2. One only has to look at this excellent Video (with English subtitles) from the Swedish Parliament prior to the national elections at the end of last year:

    Jeff Ahl (AFS): Debate on Islam’s impact on Sweden
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMPh0y4kzNA

    The Swedish politician, Jeff Ahl, stood for the Alternative for Sweden in the national elections.

    He promised to remigrate the invaders to their homelands and destroy all Mosques on Swedish soil.

    The woman in the video – obviously not a native of Sweden – cannot express often enough how she will fight to the death to destroy Swedish society.

    The Alternative for Sweden (AfS) received only 20,000 (0.3%) of the vote.

    The Swedish are suicidal. Don’t waste your time with them.

    • “Don’t waste your time with them.”

      I cannot withold making occasional jokes of Swedes and of Sweden. It is one of the few thrills I have left in life.

      As far as being the subject of jokes, Swedes are now the new Poles.

    • All is not lost if you are willing to fight for your land and people. Remember, never give an inch, never ever. If we throw the Swedes under the bus, who is next?

      • Perhaps we are simply performing ‘reverse psychology’ in the hopes that enough embarassement will produce an uprising.??

        As for myself, I have watched all the re-runs of ‘Allo, Allo’ and I am in need a good substitute.

        • My Canadian friend, the one thing you can always count on when push comes to shove is human nature, for one way or another, nature always finds a way.

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