All 35 mosques in the German city of Cologne have been granted permission by the local government to publicly broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday between noon and 3 p.m.
The green light to publicly broadcast the call to prayer was given by leftist Cologne mayor Henriette Reker, who took to Twitter to celebrate the move saying: ” Cologne is the city of (religious) freedom and diversity.”
“Those who arrive at the main station are greeted by the cathedral and accompanied by church bells. Many Cologne residents are Muslims. To allow the call to prayer is a sign of respect for me,” she wrote.
According to a report from the German tabloid Bild, the call to prayer will be allowed every Friday