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Muslims in Gamle — “old town” Oslo, Norway — applied for the right to call worshipers to prayers, calling “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) over loudspeakers. The neighborhood council granted the request, to the delight of the World Islamic Mission. A spokesman said the decision is a “victory of great symbolic importance. It means our religion is respected on the same lines as other religions.” But to keep things completely equal, the council also approved a request by The Norwegian Heathen Society to summon members to their meetings by calling out “There is no God” over the loudspeakers. (RC/AP) ...Next step: everyone screaming “Our God can beat your God” at the top of their lungs.
Original Publication Date: 09 April 2000
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 6.
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