Duke University Chapel makes controversial decision to broadcase Muslim call to prayer from its bell tower every Friday

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The Muslim call to prayer will soon be heard every week across the campus of Duke University in North Carolina.

The chant, known as ‘adhan’, will be performed by members of the Muslim Students Association at a ‘moderately amplified’ level for three minutes each Friday at 1 p.m.

A Facebook event invite states that the adhan will be sung in Arabic, followed by an English translation, and will be audible immediately in front of the chapel.

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