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Fire from Heaven


When Israel suffered dozens of wildfires in late November, the Arab media saw it as divine retribution for the Jewish state’s legislative efforts to muffle the Muslim call to prayer. That despite the fact that many Arab states have similar laws restricting the volume of mosque loudspeakers.


“Israel banned the muezzin and caught fire. Blessed be Allah,” gloated Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the head of General Security in Dubai, on his Twitter feed.


Also turning to Twitter was Mishary Rashid Alafasy, a respected Kuwaiti imam. “Best of luck to the fires,” he wrote. “Israel is burning and losing control. It is asking its allies for help after banning the muezzin prayer in occupied Palestine and in the holy sites that were robbed.”



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