The “Muezzin Bill”, proposed by Likud MK Yoav Kisch, would ban all public places of worship from using speaker systems between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m the next day.
Yoav Kish, who is a lawmaker of Israel’s ruling Likud National Liberal Party led by Benjamin Netanyahu, told an Arab member of Israel’s parliament (Knesset) to say “Israel akbar” (Israel is great) instead of “Allahu akbar” (God is great) during prayers. Middle East Monitor reported.
Kish had made the shameful statement last during a Knesset session discussing a draft bill that would enable Palestinians linked to militant groups labeled by Israel as “terror groups” to be expelled from Jerusalem. The “Muezzin Bill” was approved.
“You are disgusting, damn you!” responded Ahmad Tibi, an Arab-Muslim Israeli politician who is the leader of the Arab movement for the Change party. Following this, his all party members recited the Islamic takbir (God is great) in protest to Israeli leader’s words.
The Grand Mufti of Palestine criticized Kish’s statement
“Surely, they will lose and be disappointed. Their eyes, foresight, and hearts are sealed for reciting words filled with such blasphemy,” said Palestinian mufti Mohammed Amin al-Husseini.
“Certainly, all cruel and noxious people have been destroyed. Surely, Allah is greater than all cruel rulers,” he added.