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Muslim Students at Duke to Begin Weekly Call-to-Prayer


Allegations that Duke University will be allowing Muslim students to chant the "adhan," a weekly call-to-prayer from the campus chapel. The University plans to piped the service over a public address system. Determination: Real but Later Rescinded

Duke Muslim Prayer ServiceMuslim students would have been assembling at the Duke chapel basement every Friday at 1 p.m. to take part in a chant lasting about three minutes. The call to prayer was to have been "moderately amplified," according to a January 13, 2015 release by the Office of News and Communications at Duke University. Duke reversed its decision and the release was taken off the Duke website.  The received an alert of the updated on January 15, 2015 from Fox News.

Duke University is a private university in Durham, North Carolina, which was founded by Methodists and Quakers in 1838. When the news went viral over the Internet off-campus critics were quick to protest. 

Reverend Franklin Graham issued a strong protest to the idea on his Facebook timeline that swayed Dukes decision. Graham said, "Duke University announced today that they will have a Muslim call to prayer from their chapel bell tower every Friday. As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesnít submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed."

Posted 1/14/15  Updated 1/15/15

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