Duke University Cancels Muslim Call To Prayer After Massive Nationwide Reaction Against It

Duke University has canceled its plans to have a Muslim prayer announcement broadcast from Duke Chapel's belltower on Friday afternoons....
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The initial plan was to broadcast a weekly call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower starting Jan. 16. The prayer service would then take place in the chapel basement.

Duke University has canceled its plans to have a Muslim prayer announcement broadcast from Duke Chapel’s belltower on Friday afternoons

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

Yesterday. NTEB was one of the very first news outlets to break the story of Duke University forcing their entire campus to listen to the Muslim azam, or call to prayer. Instantly the news spread and was picked up by every news agency out there, leading the fine folks at Duke to cancel their plans to broadcast the azan on campus.

It’s rare, but it happens, we are putting this one in the “victory” column in the fight against creeping Sharia in America. Keep fighting the “good fight”, people, it’s almost time to go Home.

WNCN reports that the university announced its plans to facilitate a weekly call to prayer; but on Thursday, Duke officials acknowledged the decision resulted in unintended backlash.

“Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.”

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The initial plan was to broadcast a weekly call to prayer from the chapel’s bell tower starting Jan. 16. The prayer service would then take place in the chapel basement.

The university said it will instead welcome members of the Muslim community to gather on the quadrangle outside the chapel, before moving to its regular location in the chapel basement.

“It’s a slap in the face to Muslims,” said Khalilah Sabra, with the Muslim American Society.

The chant was intended to announce the start of the Duke Muslim Student Association’s prayer service, which the Muslim chaplain at Duke said “brings Muslims back to their purpose in life.” However after the school announced the weekly broadcast, the university’s Facebook page was flooded with angry comments.

One commenter said they had “totally lost respect for Duke University.” Another said that the university is a “… center for political correctness,” and that it’s “just plain bizarre that [they are] going to do an Islamic call to prayer.”

The plan also drew the ire of evangelist Franklin Graham, who urged Duke alumni to withhold support because of violence against Christians that he attributed to Muslims.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Graham, the head of Samaritan’s Purse and the son of Billy Graham, said, “As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t 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.”

Duke, a private school, was founded by Methodists and Quakers and has a divinity school historically connected to the United Methodist Church. Duke has roughly 15,000 students, including 6,500 undergraduates. The school said about 700 students are Muslim. source – WNCN

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  • Paul Dicks

    A slap in the face to Muslims? Excuse me, do you let us have a Christian call to prayer at the beginning and end of the daily class schedule? Are we allowed to have a Christian call for fellowship and prayer in a Muslim country? No, we would be hunted and killed. So shut up, Muslims, you don’t get anything more than the rest of us, in North America. Like it, or go back home.

    • cm

      I agree with you 100% If Muslims don’t like it, they can go back home where they belong!

  • dee money

    MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY! WHAT NERVE TO SUGGEST THAT THIS IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO ALL MUSLIMS WHEN YOUR VERY PRESENCE HERE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO AMERICANS AND ESPECIALLY CHRISTIAN AMERICANS.

    • Marc

      Amen to that!! I would be all for forced deportation if it isn’t already too late. Like a cancer that has spread, this pseudo “religion” will not go away on it’s own. Needs to be treated for what it is – infiltration of a very evil enemy of the U.S. and that stands for good, like our political leaders in the past who all recognized it for what it was and dealt with it abroad well before it could reach our shores. With a wolf (Ovomit) in charge of the hen house this is what happens. So sad to see my country being raped and stolen by these deceived people.

    • John Markowitz

      Muslims pray toward the hell by bowing on the floor, so that’s why they committed so much violence no matter if they are peaceful or ranting “Allah Akbar!” No way if we were forced to pray at 5AM praying 5 times and suffer under strict Sharia laws!! We must fight!

  • GOOD!! since muslims pray to allah / satan everyday Towards the FALSE PAGANISM kaaba stone in meccca!!

    Yeshua-Jesus Christ is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE, NO one comes unto the FATHER, but, through ME ( Yeshua-Jesus Christ )!! Thus: Yeshua-Jesus Christ is the only to enter into HEAVEN PERIOD!!

    Love and Shalom Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi

    • Danny

      Nice Kristi, well stated

    • cm

      Amen Kristi! I completely agree. As Christians we worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Muslims worship the pagan moon god of Muhammads family from 7th century Arabia. Allah is nothing more than a satanic pagan moon god.

    • sst

      Krist: Are you a Jew or Christian, can not be both. if your a Christian, Jesus says love your enemies.

      • Danny

        sst: Jesus was Jewish, and He is the Christ. What about the apostle Paul? Have you ever heard of a Messianic Jew? Of course, you can be Jewish and be a Christian. And the way we love our enemies is to expose them to the truth of the Gospel. Kristi espoused the truth about Satanic Islam. She is shedding light on the violent and dark deception that is Islam.

    • Carole

      Amen Kristi! To God be the glory!
      Come Lord Jesus!

  • John

    Mr. Graham is to be given much credit for coming out so forcefully against this outrage and insult. The U-turn in Duke’s decision is owed primarily to his comments.

  • Dominic Jackson

    Duke University got it right. Again I ask, who are these people to demand such a call to pray to false God, to pray to such a religion of savagery and violence. Repent, you infidels, because you are worshipping a false and not the RISEN SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. BE BORN AND BAPTIZED IN JESUS NAME AND GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NEARING! . I side with Duke University and kudos to the administration for making the correct decision.

  • Doug

    I saw a comment from some yahoo yesterday that we were all fools for lumping together all muslims with a few extremists. Well, the problem is that the moderate muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists loudly enough, and until they do, they aren’t going to be getting much respect.

    • Danny

      Well put Doug. I might add that the so-called “moderate” muslims are not true followers. The jihadist terrorists are the true muslims. There are hundreds of verses in the koran calling for beheadings and smitings of the non muslim infidels. I am thankful to Jesus for being in the camp of the infidels.

    • Max

      Oh, ya,,,thank god for the Grahams. They have a good outward appearance alright,,, for the world while practicing their Masonic pagan religion in private…LOL Billy Graham is a 33 degree Mason for you christians who still have your head in the sand. But, they hide it well, with things like this. Do some research if you don’t believe it. He also said their are many paths to God. You can look that up on YouTube and hear it out of his own mouth. Ya, ole Billy he is a good fraud!!!!! Wolf in sheep’s clothing! 🙁

      • Amen the blessing of God is with Franklin and he is respected. This is a victory!

      • Eddie

        Well, unless you can provide a link with a reliable source, I or the rest of the world that respects the Graham family could not believe such an accusation. No one knows who you are, but Billy Graham has been leading people to Christ probably longer than you’ve been alive. Until you can come up with some definite proof, you’ll just have to spew your hero-bashing rhetoric somewhere else.

  • Paul Dicks

    The so called peaceful Muslims say all the right things, but do NOTHING. Vigils and other touchy feely things do not stop Muslim terrorists. Who better to infiltrate a terrorist group and let the police know who is involved than another Muslim? Start doing this everywhere in North America, and perhaps, just perhaps, the average person in North America will not have to look at every Muslim with suspicion.

  • Ligi

    Well said Paul! You get what you give!
    No call to prayers for christans equals no call to prayers for any one else!

  • ShieldedMessenger

    What the heck was Duke University thinking?

    Thank God, the living God that is, that they cancelled the Muslim call to prayer. Nobody should be subjected to that kind of unnerving noise.

  • Geri Ungurean

    Each one of us has the ability to speak out against that which is wrong. I’ve done it all my life as a Christian. I’ve gotten things changed in my kids schools and in our community, NOT because I’m so great – it’s because GOD was with me and behind me and leading me!!

    The Muslims tried to push their agenda in our community. I wrote to our local paper about it and it wound up in the Sun, which is a major paper. After my article, other people started sounding off about this, and we stopped them!!!

    Here is the letter:

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-15/explore/ph-ho-cf-letter-ungurean-20111115_1_pools-muslim-women-sharia-law

    • ShieldedMessenger

      Amen.

    • cm

      Well Done Geri!!!

      You wrote a wonderful article, and I am so glad that you were able to put a stop to that Muslim ladies nonsense.

      By the way, I think it is soooo cool that you are a messianic Jew, and I love the wonderful articles that you write for NTEB. Keep up the good work my sister in Christ.

      • Geri Ungurean

        Thank you, cm!
        Blessings in Yeshua to you 🙂

        • sst

          GERI: DOES NOT JESUS SAY LOVE OUR ENEMIES?

          • Eddie

            I’ll answer along with her…Jesus does say love your enemies. But loving your enemies does not mean bringing the fox into the hen house. When Jesus ate and collaborated with sinners, that was because they were receptive to the gospel. I’ll love you, and be nice to you, but won’t get sucked into your anti-Christ ways.

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    • Doug

      Many atheists are really satan’s children in disguise. That shouldn’t be a surprise as satan is the father of all lies, and his children are just following daddy.

  • sst

    LOVE OUR ENEMIES, THATS INCLUDING MUSLIMS.

    • The Infidel

      Yes love them to death – Kill them all and let God sort them out later.

  • sst

    GERI: I WAS POSTING ABOUT MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR THAT WAS MUSLIM, BUT ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR. THEN I WAS TOLD SINCE HE ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST, HE’S NO LONGER A MUSLIM. SO DOES THAT GO FOR JEWS ALSO, IF A JEW ACCEPTS JESUS AS HIS/HER SAVIOR, THEN YOUR NO LONGER JEWISH?

    • cm

      Jewish people are an actual race sst! DNA proves this fact! Your hateful trolling, and ridiculous comments are getting really old. I wish that NTEB would ban you from the site. Leave Geri alone!

      Islam is a cult, founded by Arabs which is another race of people. The word Muslim is affiliated with followers of that cult, and is not a name for a certain race of people. Arabs are a race of people.

      The Jews are a race of people who follow Judaism, and are from the tribe of Judah, and are descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (God’s ancient covenant and chosen people).

      Geri is still a Jew, because the Jew’s are a race of people. The chosen race of God through which the saviour of the world was born. Jews who accept Jesus Christ as being the saviour and Jewish messiah of the world are Messianic Jews!

      ……Gee SST, you should know this stuff if you are claiming to be a follower of Christ, but your comments prove otherwise!

      The Arabs are descendants of Ishmael! Muhammed was a Arab who started the satanic cult of Islam/Muslims.

      • Marc

        Well stated cm. Much truth that lukewarm Christians need to know but because most of them are not really born again as in John 3:3-7, their interests are in the world.

        • cm

          I agree Marc, and thank you. You are right. It is easy to tell those who are truly born again from those who are not. And those whose interests are in the world.

  • sst

    ARE WE FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST, OR FOLLOWERS OF HATEFUL PEOPLE, JESUS SAYS LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.

    • denalaurens

      Yes, Jesus said to love our enemies and that includes muslims and atheists. But Jesus also said to encourage the lost (muslims and atheists) to come to Him. Why do you continue to ask the same questions when they have been rightly answered many times? Does not mean that muslims should have their way. Their way is anti-Christ. Christians aren’t the ones chanting “death to the infidel”, are they? Muslims are.

      • Danny

        sst: why don’t you come clean that you are jihadist sympathizer?

    • Doug

      Jesus also said “do not cast your pearls before swine, and do not give that which is good to dogs.”

  • George

    The people are awakening! Maybe it will be as the Japanese commander said after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, “I fear that all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a bitter resolve.”
    MAYBE THAT SHOULD BE OUR RALLYING CRY!!

    Watch out libtards–the giant is awakening!!

  • TO….NTEB….CLAP..CLAP…CLAP….CLAP….STANDING OVATION !

    Acts 20:28 – Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
    over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the
    church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

    Ephesians 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been
    taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 

    I know you seek no glory for yourself, but to feed the flock the truth
    that is found In Jesus Christ !…..No compromise!…….Thank God !

  • TeresaB

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    MessageIt is really time to stop all of this or we will end up like France.. They choose to come here. Time to start melting into the pot!!

    Copy and paste this on ALL muslim stories! Flood them with the truth!

    The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
    The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
    The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
    The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
    The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
    The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
    The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
    The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
    The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
    The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
    The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
    The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
    The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
    The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
    The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
    The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
    The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
    The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
    The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
    The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
    The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
    The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
    The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
    The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
    The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’

    Think of it:

    Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
    Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
    Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
    Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
    Christians living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem

    Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
    Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
    Muslims living with Christians = Problem
    Muslims living with Jews = Problem
    Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
    Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
    Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
    Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
    MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

    **********SO THIS LEAD TO *****************
    They’re not happy in Gaza
    They’re not happy in Egypt
    They’re not happy in Libya
    They’re not happy in Morocco
    They’re not happy in Iran
    They’re not happy in Iraq
    They’re not happy in Yemen
    They’re not happy in Afghanistan
    They’re not happy in Pakistan
    They’re not happy in Syria
    They’re not happy in Lebanon
    They’re not happy in Nigeria
    They’re not happy in Kenya
    They’re not happy in Sudan

    ******** So, where are they happy? **********
    They’re happy in Australia
    They’re happy in England
    They’re happy in Belgium
    They’re happy in France
    They’re happy in Italy
    They’re happy in Germany
    They’re happy in Sweden
    They’re happy in the USA & Canada
    They’re happy in Norway & India
    They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves… THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammered
    !!!!

    Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    AND A LOT MORE!!!!!!!

    Think about it……..

  • TeresaB

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/pelosi-to-appoint-islamists-choice-for-intel-post/

    Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., has declared that tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like “to see African-Americans hanging from trees.”

    And he suggested that U.S. schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas, where education is based on the Quran

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/pelosi-to-appoint-islamists-choice-for-intel-post/#wtkZzjoRkEW7XBoR.99

  • The Infidel

    I wonder if maybe some of the big money donors might have offered to withdraw their funds if they allowed the Muslims to pray.

  • Lawrence t. queen Jr

    well, I’m an ancient Duke alumnus (class of 1946), and I say, fully respect to all sides, that being fair and right (?), ain’t easy.

  • Joe

    How many more Countries will fall to muslim persecution, if people remain with their heads in the sand, when you decide to come up for air, there may be none.

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