UCLA Broadcasting Muslim Call to Prayer Declaring ‘Allah is Great’ on Campus

UCLA CreditLOS ANGELES — Less than a week after controversy erupted over an announcement that a Muslim call to prayer would be broadcast at North Carolina’s Duke University, it has come to light that students at UCLA in California have been doing so for some time.

On Friday, a video was published on YouTube of students broadcasting the call to prayer on the north side of the UCLA campus near the athletic field off Sunset Boulevard. While the audio is faint, Arabic-style chanting can be heard in the footage as students gathered on the lawn.

The university does have an Islamic Student Association on Campus, which meets for jummah prayers in the Pyramid Room on the second floor of the John Wooden Center. It also publishes a Muslim news publication known as Al-Talib.

“I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshiped except Allah,” the common Muslim chant, known as the adhan, declares. “I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. … Allah is most great.”

Reports state that the adhan has been broadcast at UCLA for some time—to the consternation of some who were already perplexed by the Duke matter.

“The call to prayer is something that is blasted over loudspeakers in Muslim majority countries and Muslim enclaves around Detroit,” wrote Carol Brown of American Thinker. “We’ve already heard enough ‘Allahu Akbar’ for a lifetime.”

As previously reported, Duke University had outlined in its student paper earlier on Tuesday that the “moderately amplified” chant would take place beginning Friday from the chapel bell tower.

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“Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant a weekly call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower beginning Friday, Jan. 16,” Duke Today reported. “The chant, called the ‘adhan,’ announces the start of the group’s jummah prayer service, which takes place in the chapel basement each Friday at 1 p.m.”

But as the call to prayer made headlines nationwide, some expressed concern over the accommodation in light of the violence that thousands of Muslims are committing worldwide in the name of Allah. Duke University was flooded with calls and emails from those nationwide that opposed the accommodation. On Thursday, the university announced that it had changed its plans.

Instead of having the Muslim call to prayer broadcast from the chapel bell tower, Duke University said that Islamic students would instead gather outside of the chapel to chant their call to prayer before moving inside to continue their meeting. On Friday, approximately 100 Muslim students attended the call to prayer, which was broadcast from the chapel steps via a small speaker.

According to reports, another 300 students gathered in support of the Islamic call to prayer, including students who professed to be Christians.

Duke University, which was founded by Methodists and Quakers in the 1800’s and carries the motto “Knowledge and Faith,” notes that it hired its first full-time Muslim chaplain in 2009 and also launched its Center for Muslim Life that same year. It says that there are more than 700 students at the Bible Belt university that identify as Muslim.

Photo: Nikhil Kulkarni


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  • Fundisi

    California and its education system is wholly and I mean 100% socialist and anti-Christ, morally and spiritually this is one of the worst states in the nation. So, I am not surprised that they would embrace Islam, solely as a frontal attack on Christ, they would never allow such things for Christians.

    • Terry Roll

      So someone supports the religious freedom Christians are so adamant about having themselves, but if it is Islam then it is not ok. Keep all of it to yourselves please. I don’t want to hear Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindi……any prayers on campus.

      • Fundisi

        Did you know that every major university started at the founding of this country, when the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, were built by Christians and almost all of the teachers were Christian ministers – priests and the Christian faith was at the center of their educational system? How come the Founding Father’s did not shut them down unless they kicked Christ out, if they meant for universities or public schools be free of any religious influence? Why didn’t they move to remove the Christian Bible and Christian lessons from being used and taught in our public schools? Any chance at all that they thought it was okay and that it did not violate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

        So why do you think our schools should be free of all religious expression?

  • SteveN

    Even though Islam is clearly and vehemently opposed to homosexuality and considers woman property of men, liberal bastions, like this one, deliberately turn a blind eye to this reality, but only when it comes to Islam.

    • care package

      That’s because the enemy of their enemy is their friend. Libs share a hatred for Jesus/Christianity along with them.

      • sharon oliveria

        Now That Just About Cover’s It, They Think They Will Be Left Standing If They Invite ISIS To Be Their Guest & Then Go Out Killing PLP Of US

  • keats5

    Words have consequences. I fear for the eternal future of these lost young people.

  • Beach Actor

    If UCLA or any university across the country does a call to prayer there’s going to be a protests and a boycott of that university. So is that still separation of church and state? Come on people stand up and voice your opinion to stop lurking

    • Stuparu Tiberiu

      America is going to be an islamic state in no more than 15 years.You
      persecute students for reading the bible but embrace islam and your
      presindent Obama the muslim, is going to impose sharia on US citizens
      with you not even knowing it !

      • usachris68

        Wake up America!

      • Terry Roll

        It has a better chance of being a secular state.

  • http://www.blastthetrumpet.org Michael Swenson

    they have lost their minds! islam is so evil it should have been internationally banned centuries ago when it first surfaced on earth. https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-swenson/islam-provably-satanic/747974835281478 people who value their freedoms and lives should unite against this insanity immediately. https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-swenson/america-is-under-attack/699844766761152

  • jcrosby35

    Be aware people. The majority of the muslims who come to America do not come to assimulate. They come to dominate. And when there are enough of them they will demand your change and if you fail to change the will either inslave you or kill you. Take the examples of what is happening in Europe, Africa and the UK.. Be aware our government is selling us out. Either you wise up and stand up to this take over or you will get owned.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Your evidence, please.

      • usachris68

        Don’t be stupid! Look around in Europe and many of the other countries! Get your head out of the sand. Either stand up for America and our forefathers Christian foundation or pack up and move over there!

        • Ambulance Chaser

          That doesn’t even BEGIN to answer my question. Try again.

          • Okereke Kelechi Collins

            evidence you say? she is stating something, one foreseeable fact that one with mere logical reason and common sense would see…unless you are bereft of both which i think is the case here

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Still waiting.

            Insulting me does not equal providing evidence.

          • amuncat

            What evidence to you need? What do you call evidence?

          • Ambulance Chaser

            I have no idea. Ask the guy who says he knows. I don’t know how you prove that the majority of any group want anything . But usachris68 seems to know.

          • Tim
          • Tim
          • Ambulance Chaser

            Well, that’s a lot closer. Although this looks like it’s probably racist paranoia, even I’d it were true, it wouldn’t prove that “the majority” of Muslims want to move somewhere and take it over.

          • usmcmailman

            What a sheep you are !

          • Brandy Mocanu

            Shoebat.com, former PLO member

          • sharon oliveria

            Your Doing A Play On Words, You Stand For Them, Go With Them

          • usmcmailman

            Do us a favor and just kill yourself !

      • Tim
        • Ambulance Chaser

          Dude. That’s the same story as the other one.

      • usmcmailman

        Boy are YOU stupid !

      • cloudshe

        germany, france, england, the whole history of Islamic conquest, need more, bright guy?

        • Ambulance Chaser

          A little more. A complete sentence would be a good start.

          • cloudshe

            your lack of an education or failure to follow current events is not my problem. btw “A little more.” appears to fail your “complete sentence” test

      • Stevie Borkuss

        Atheistic bravery to request evidence only goes so far. In Islam, there are only dead atheists. Poor Americans. First you get rid of Christianity, and next you replace it with Sodomy. And then let Islam (the death angel) come in. What next. You get wiped out. Wearing that stupid looking atheistic smile.

      • jcrosby35

        People who are stuck on stupid or have some private agenda ask for evidence when evidence is crawling out of the wood work in the UK and Europe. What is your game?

    • sharon oliveria

      Yes JC 35 You Had It Right On. You Give Them A Inch They Take A City,Give Them Another Inch They Take A State , With OB & inter Circle In High Rank Govt Offices, Where Do We Go ? Rug City

    • Alicia Noda

      Yes. Listen to Kamal Saleem, a former Muslem turned born-again Christian, on Youtube, who speaks about this.

  • jmichael39

    LMAO…and where are the separation of church and state advocates now? I don’t see a single one saying anything against this. We always knew these atheists groups only care about ridding America of Christianity…and they keep denying it….well, here’s a chance for them to put feet to their claims. Put up or shut up. Stop this from happening too if you really want anyone with a brain to think you’re not just after Christianity.

  • Kali Durga

    what do you expect in CA. It is the most anti american state

    • sharon oliveria

      I Know What Your Saying But Praise God There Are Many Christian’s That Follow Jesus That Don’t Like This & In Prayer For The State & Country

  • gregkliebigsr

    INFIDEL = HEATHEN: HE WHO REFUSES TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS GOD!
    THEM MUSLIM FOLKS SURE BE IN A VERY SAD STATE!

    JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD . !

    1 John 3: 23. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of HIS (YAHWEH’S) Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
    1 John 4: 1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets (muhammed, buddah, hindu gods) are gone out into the world.
    2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
    3. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
    14. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent THE Son to be the Saviour of the world.
    15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus isTHE Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
    20. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother,
    he is A LIAR: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

    2 John 1: 3. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, THE Son of the Father, in truth and love.

    3 John 1: 11. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
    THAT IS THE WORD OF GOD. ! AMEN !!

    • Okereke Kelechi Collins

      GOD bless you for this!!

    • sharon oliveria

      And God Said,Make Your Wall Strong”Watcher’s On The Wall’s Cry Out When The Enemy Nears, Do Not Let Them Enter. Course Now We Don’t Have Those Wall’s Nor Borders Thanks To The Non-Pres

  • Anton Viljoen

    Another sick generation , another example of sick and demonic leaders at UCLA …. satan lovers and false world pleasers …..they will all stand before the Lord and be held accountable !!

    • Ray Stark

      Haha, this sounds like a line from that movie, “Red State.”

  • Anton Viljoen

    History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

    Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

    Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics have got us where they want us..

    In America, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.

    In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of no-go zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

    As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

    Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late.

    • sharon oliveria

      Your Very Right, & Out To Change All, All We Ever & Know Stand For I Tell You! Time Is Short I Tried With Everything I Had To Warn Of OB What He Would Do, & No! It Was Not Because He Is Black,Before 1st Election I Warned NO! One That Was For Him Would Hear A Thing. How Many Still Stand By His Side, God In Heaven Help! Us In Jesus Name

  • wanderingpinoy .

    Just where are the aetheists complaining anything against christianism? Or are these so called group actually muslims??? Just asking???

    this is the danger in too much freedom to the point that we give migrants too much to the destruction of our culture, beliefs and security. We’ve became too accommodating to the point that that these people are actually overunning us on all fronts!

    • sharon oliveria

      They Kicked That Melting Pot Down The Road Like A Tin Can, & Pulled Out Their Rugs & Swords , If Those Of Them Of Peace Then Where’s The Peace,Why Are They Not Stand Up Stomping Them Out,NO! Their Afraid Of Them Few Will, They Dare Not Least They Be Killed

  • Franko Lall-oh

    I will NOT be quiet on this one as you are all missing this salient point!!!….. Why do Church bells ring at certain times during the day?…. This does not offend anyone and just the same, if the Muslim call to prayer is broadcast, then it’s followers simply comply and the non-followers, just ignore (That is true freedom for ALL !!) … this does not imply, in any way, that Christians are being forced to turn into Muslims.. total hogwash !!!… we must remember that America is the land of the free and each person is free to worship whoever they wish to ! and yes America will suffer for allowing too much freedom to people from ALL religious backgrounds BUT because of it, they should be allowed to rightfully worship in their own way. That’s the price they have to pay for freedom for ALL. This post and you (as supposed “Christians” ) supporting it , clearly demonstrates a very prejudicial view and this is very disturbing! – to each, his own, dammit!

    • Okereke Kelechi Collins

      it is not freedom anymore when territories clash, when trespassing abound or how else would one as a Muslim pray in front of a church..aren’t there mosques? why would a student be condemned for reading the bible but enticed into being a Muslim, the freedom term is what they use to sugarcoat their intentions and clearly people like you are buying it, if someone gets to drive into your parking lot and parks his car knowing fully well the said space ain’t his, would you allow that all in the name of freedom ..get your thoughts together!

    • Anton Viljoen

      Franco ..that is exactly what satan is doing , don’t be an fool man ….. this thing about being free , own pride and satisfaction …..UNDER THIS SO CALLED FREEDOM issue the americans fell right into satans trap >> do what thou wilt …it reminds me about the cherokee and the 2 wolves !!

    • Amin Ohappo

      i don’t need any bells to start praying. neither do i want to listen to allah’s snackbar jingle multiple times a day for several minutes at a time, that is brainwashing.

  • James Aud

    In years to come it will be on all campuses unless its stopped now.

  • dawnrosanne

    I was up late last night thinking about what is going on at UCLA. I know many say that Islam is a religion of peace and applaud UCLA for their “tolerance” and “open mind” in allowing calls to prayer being broadcast on the campus. But in my heart, I know that is wrong. Allah is a false god and people who follow him do horrible, violent, things, in the name of their “god.” Are all Muslims violent? No. But the god and prophet they follow is. We see evidence of this all over the world. Any university should not be promoting this type of religious belief.

    • momofidtwins

      Allah is just an Arabic word for God, the same God you worship. The Muslims follow the OLD testament. It’s Muhaummad, their prophet, the one depicted in the Koran, that is false.

      • dawnrosanne

        You are incorrect and are being deceived. Yhwh (Yahweh or Jehovah) is the only, one true, living God. He is the God who revealed Himself to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If you read the Bible, you will see where false gods are presented, and worshipped by people other than the Israelites. And even the Israelites were led astray by false gods like Allah. Allah’s prophet, Muhammed, is also false.

      • Anton Viljoen

        just what they want you to say …. you are hugely mistaken and un informed .

      • Amin Ohappo

        allah is the moon god of the quraish tribe. YHWH is the God of Abraham.

  • amuncat

    How do they get away with this when Christians are held to the fire for prayer in school?!!!!

    • Terry Roll

      Agreed. It is a ridiculous double standard. If you have a problem with Christian prayer, then Muslim prayer is no different. Liberals are spineless.

  • Joseph

    …but the American Christians do not dominate…they have instead capitulated…and if they so choose to let others rule their world then what is that to “God”? Christians do not even know the name of their own “God”. They use a substitute name…..and Christians do not even teach their heritage anymore….They have no studies of their heritage. They have given their future over to secular government who now has their children becoming muslims….If I were a muslim and this were Iran, the university would have been bombed and burned and the administrators beheaded as blasphemers…..But the Christians cry and complain and then go to church where their “teachers” sing “joy to the world’ and pass out lollipops to the kids….Christians can not rebuild what they once had because the true God of the Bible does not support the Asherah trees on Dec 25th, or the Ishtar fertility symbols of “Easter Sunday”….The God of Heaven (found in the Bible) is a Holy God, meaning He is set apart from the world. Rebuilding Christianity as it has been for the last near two thousand years since its takeover by the false teachers will not happen with YHVH’s support….Christians will have to come home now to the truth. Even if it means the destruction of all they hold dear in this world as there is nothing more important than God…and He knows that….This is why for the last forty years there has been such change here in America….to get people out of the sunday service propaganda….Christ did not die for you to continue with the symbols of other gods which is still sin to the Father….to continue with this gross sin before YHVH God (ie: the Father of ‘Jesus Christ’) even now after all these years to get it right is a great failure of the leadership of the supposed great men of God under the christian banner…..

  • Michael Baird

    Personally , if they have the right to pray on campus then we have the right to pray on campus. I think we should bring back the chapels, churches, prayer rooms in the dorm buildings and any other place we can find. God help us we need more prayers for our kids that attend colleges. Oh yea! Even though you might be an adult you are still my kid or grand kid .

  • Michael Baird

    The problem here is I don’t see Islam as a religion, I see it as an a cult. I don’t believe in their God, because they believe that Jesus was not the son of God. Now how can I believe in something , that stripes away my whole bible. You know the funny thing about religions is that there are so many out there that are cults. The two biggest ones are Islam and Mormons, and of coarse Jehovah witness, and you might as well throw in Oprah Winfrey and her new order of religious freaks.

  • rufka

    Where is separation or church/religion and state??!
    ….or does that only come up in issues with Christianity? Hypocrites

  • Alleged Comment

    If they are there (professed Christians) they are not Christians for true Christians have nothing to do with darkness.

  • blagostwin

    My grandmother graduated from that school in 1922, she would roll over in her grave if she knew.

  • http://www.insectman.us insectman

    Liberals are the most dangerous threat to America. Communists are like poisonous snakes. Muslims are like rabid dogs. Liberals are like lethal cancer. Liberalism is evil! See http://www.insectman.us/misc/liberalism-is-evil.htm

  • Evangelina Vigilantee

    Well now they must allow the same platform to Christians. Ha.
    But yes I see persecution coming for true Christians in the US.
    Remember that he who endures till the end will be saved.
    Stay loyal to Christ at all cost.

  • barbarakelly

    People have you seen Gordon Micheal Scallions map of the US. West coast is gone all the way up to state of Wash. For what is going on in calif. and all the idiots like pelosi and such. I hope they can swim.

  • SaveTheWorld

    We should be afraid, very afraid. Don’t believe the people who say Islam is the religion of peace, if it was why aren’t the Islamic extremists extremely peaceful?

  • usmcmailman

    The new spelling of Liberal……….MUSLIM !

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  • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

    Sickening.

  • sirflailalot

    there is no human solution to the tide of Evil enveloping our world.
    It was foretold in scripture many centuries ago concerning the end times.
    Islam is a judgement on a world that has rejected the light of the Gospel and Biblical Christianity. The only hope is in the blessed hope.
    Christians have an escape from what is coming upon this earth.
    It is promised in scripture.
    Most of you wont believe that and its perfectly fine with me.
    My hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Its Ironic that most of these liberal schools reject Christianity and laugh at the Idea that the Bible is true.
    And now they are having Islam shoved down their throats.

    • JustJesus4Lyfe

      Amen – peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • Alicia Noda

    Creepy! America beware. Believe in nothing, fall for anything. I wonder if Christians wanted to gather for prayer would they be allowed.

  • A Levite Warning

    Until Gods people humble themselves and repent of their transgressions this Nation cannot be healed. Idolatry within its People, Christmas and Easter? It’s Not what the world does because that’s the world. Clean up His House so we can be healed. Thank you.

  • Lamar Carnes

    A law suit should be brought against the UCLA school and along with it demand a playing of Hymns for the Christians several times a day if they are going to allow such! We can’t allow this type of situation to continue by any means! IT must be stopped. If not, then they will have to be LAW allow other groups to have through speaker systems their particular religious stuff played. That would mean the Baptists, the Methodists, the Presbyterians, the Mormons, the Hindu’s, the Buddhists until the speaker system will be nothing more than a continual hodge podge of stuff coming into the air on the campus and then all the students will riot!!! Stop this merging of Church and State!!! Stop it now please!!!!

  • Randall Razz Taylor

    So do a Christian call to prayer!!!
    Are there no longer any believers there.
    Everyone is always crying out “Seperation of Church and state” how come were not hearing that now?
    Believers need to start standing for their rights and quit giving territory to the devil!!
    By the way, freedom of religion was put in our constitution by Christian men and therefore pertained to Christianity not all these false religions that have been allowed to operate on Anerican soil.
    Furthermore, Seperation of church and state was written to keep the state out of the church not the church out of the state, because Gid knows, the state needs the church.
    But don’t worry folks, the living God is in control, salvation comes only through Jesus who said “I’M THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, no man comes to the Father but by Me”
    That’s right THE ONLY WAY!!!!
    All others if they don’t accept the free gift of salvation are going to Hell and that’s their choice and the bottom line!!
    It’s all part of the progressives plan to confuse and extract anything truly holy and godly from America.
    I’ve got news for all those pathetically demented and deceived weazles, this is still ONE NATION UNDER GOD!!! They man gain some ground but;
    THEY WILL NOT WIN!!!!! Find out what’s really going on and who’s actually behind everything.
    Read the expose’ on them in the book PLUNDERED, how progressive ideology is destroying America, by Michael Coffman, P.H.D.
    GOD BLESS ANERICA!!!

  • Thomas Collins Jr June

    I’m going to love it when all these liberal Muslim supporting women are walking 4 steps behind their husbands, covered from head to toe and being forcibly taken every night without any say in their lives, but then it will be too late to wake up to the evils of Islam.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Secular Americans hate Christianity, but all other religions are amusement to them. One would be too happy not to have the secular Americans as his own descendants. Secular Americans show no respect to their hard-working Christian ancestors who were far better in character and morality. Some Americans of yesteryears had slaves, but they never massacred millions of babies or enforced abnormal immorality. Today’s generation is the worst in all history combined.