Politician tells Muslims to replace ‘God is Great’ with ‘Israel is great’ in prayers
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 09 March 2018| 21 Jumadul Ukhra 1439
Likud Knesset member Yoav Kisch yesterday called on Muslims to say “Israel is great” in their prayers instead of “God is great”
The chairman of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee in the Knesset was addressing the parliamentary session on the revocation of residency status of Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem.
During his speech he said: “I know that when you pray you say ‘God is Great’, you should say ‘Israel is great’.”
Member of the Knesset for the Joint List, Ahmad Tibi, responded saying: “God is greater than you and Israel.”
While other MKs repeated: “God is Great”
Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved an amendment to a bill banning the Muslim call to prayer. It is now ready to go before the Knesset for a vote on whether it becomes law, Israeli media have reported.
The bill, which is referred to by the Israeli legislators as the “Muezzin Bill”, bans the call to prayer from being broadcast by loudspeakers to the local community in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem between 11pm and 7am.
A draft text was approved by the same committee in November last year, but the ultra-Orthodox Israeli Minister of Health, Yaakov Litzman, filed an appeal against it, fearing it could affect the use of sirens for the weekly announcement of the Jewish Sabbath.
Source – MEMO