Norbert Hofer, running for Austria's president, has tried to garner Jewish votes but is known to believe in Nazism-tainted pan-Germanism. Should he win next week, the revival of the capital's Jewish community may be at risk and Europe's xenophobic elements could benefit.
Goverment says the law is essential for security but opponents claim it panders to anti-Muslim sentiment.
Many fear the president-elect is making good on his promise to register Muslims, but the calls were part of a survey by a pro-Muslim non-profit organization.
Critic says the law is unnecessary because many Dutch institutions already have independent authority to stop women from wearing burqas and niqabs.
New clause added to prevent mosque loudspeaker broadcasting of the call to prayer in the early morning hours, but would not prevent the sounding of a siren to announce the beginning of Shabbat. Watered down bill may prove to be toothless.
Sheikh Adel Alfar, the imam’s brother, told Haaretz this is the first time the city has ever fined an imam for excessive noise caused by the muezzin’s call to prayer.
Creative solutions to the problem of amplified calls to prayer can be found in dialogue between mosques and their Jewish neighbors.
Paradoxically, Israeli liberals, whether Jewish or Arab, cannot support an excellent bill because it is intended to harm Muslims, and only Muslims.
German government accuses the group of radicalizing youths, saying 140 people had been persuaded to join militants in Iraq and Syria.
After tapping campaign CEO Stephen Bannon as chief strategist, no one can say there is any ambiguity as to who Trump is and what kind of president he plans to be.