The German metropolis of Cologne allows the Muslim muezzin call for the time being for two years.
In the cathedral city on the Rhine, of all places, which is considered one of the centers of Christianity in German-speaking countries, 35 mosques will call for prayer every Friday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mayor Henriette is enthusiastic about the “model project” on Twitter. This is a “sign of respect” for all Muslim Cologne residents. as a “sign of respect”.
Much discussion about the model project #Muezzin-Call. Cologne is the city of (religious) freedom and diversity. Those who arrive at the main station are greeted by the cathedral and accompanied by church bells. Many Cologne residents are Muslims. To allow the muezzin call is a sign of respect for me
– Henriette Reker (@HenrietteReker) October 9, 2021
The CSU criticizes the project. Vice Secretary General Florian Hahn on “BILD”: “In Bavaria we do not want such model tests. They are not part of our occidental tradition. Also, calls to prayer are not needed to practice Islamic religion. ”