As Israel Mulls Banning Mosque Loudspeakers, Imam Fined for Excessive Noise During Call to Prayer

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.

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Municipal authorities in Lod have fined a local imam 750 shekels ($193), claiming that his mosque has violated a local antinoise ordinance. Mahmoud Alfar, the spiritual leader of the mosque, located in the...