Honestly, I was surprised to find out Israel even allowed Muscum this privilege.
I believe it's something we need to take a look at in this country.
A Bill to bar mosques from using loudspeaker systems for the Muslim call to prayer won coalition support Sunday, hours after the controversial measure was backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The prayer calls, traditionally announced through minarets five times a day and often amplified with loudspeakers, have been a frequent target of right-wing ire, with some claiming they are an unnecessarily loud nuisance that echoes in Jewish towns and neighborhoods.
By gaining the support of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, the measure will now have coalition support as it moves to the Knesset. Previous attempts to silence minarets through legislation have failed to garner large-scale support.
Following the announcement that the bill had passed, Jewish Home MK Moti Yogev, who penned the legislation, thanked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), and the remaining members of the government on his Twitter account for supporting the measure.
“We have no intention to harm freedom of religion but rather to prevent the harming of people’s sleep,” he wrote.http://www.timesofisrael.com/bill-to-muzzle-mosque-prayer-calls-passes-initial-hurdle/