“It is natural in a multicultural and multi-religious society that different traditions and religions are heard, are visible and are interacting for a good society,” said Modéus in a statement, adding, “I therefore welcome the application for call to prayer.”
The Bishop said the call to prayer was no different to church bells and should be embraced.
The application is likely to be granted because others have already been approved in Stockholm. This means that the call to prayer, known as the adzhan, which is broadcast five times a day in Islamic countries via loudspeakers and usually begins with the refrain “Allahu Akbar,” will soon ring out across Swedish towns and cities.
Opinion: In 2014 as ISIS was taking over Iraq, Barack Obama called the Muslim call to prayer “the sweetest sound on earth“.
Meanwhile as thousands of Christian churches close in Europe, mosques are taking over the properties. The call to prayer is broadcast 5 times daily:
Respondents to the Bishop’s statement were not so positive.
“Maybe the next step will be that the Church of Sweden adapts to Sharia law as well?” asked one.