According to Islamic law, dhimmis — primarily Jews and Christians under the “protection” of the Islamic state — are “forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to
ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or
make public display of their funerals and feastdays” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o11.5(6)).
No bells, no public displays. And in the modern age, no loud joyful music.
And now these dhimmi laws come to the UK. Dunni Odetoyinbo said in court that a council officer asked her
“to keep the noise down so as not to offend the Muslim community.” The council denies this now, but given that Muslim neighbors were complaining, there is nothing implausible about Odetoyinbo’s claim.
“Worshippers quit church after council noise ban ‘takes away their ability to praise God,” from the Daily Mail, October 8 (thanks to Daniel):
They praised the Lord by singing their hearts out and chanting prayers at packed services.
But members of a congregation in north London have abandoned their church – because of a council noise ban.
The Immanuel International Christian Centre was ordered to keep its amplified music and sermons quieter after a neighbour complained.
But the church’s pastor Dunni Odetoyinbo claimed Waltham Forest council had only told them to keep quiet so as not to offend the Muslim community….
In court Mrs Odetoyinbo, 55, claimed a council officer had asked her ‘to keep the noise down so as not to offend the Muslim community’.
But magistrates rejected the appeal, and ordered the church to pay Â£2,250 costs.
It can now only play music for 20 minutes on a Sunday between 11.30am and 11.50pm….