Ukraine might still make it back to Europe

Idid not expect the call of a muezzin in the capital city of Simferopol. Not that hearing the chosen beings invited to their devotions troubles me. I appreciate this caution against allowing the commerce of daily life to distract one from giving thanks to God. Yet other residents of this Crimean city find the five-times-daily summoning of Muslims to prayer, the adhan, worrisome. It reminds them that ownership of this peninsula is contested.

Lubomyr Luciuk
Published: Wednesday, 08/04/2010 12:00 am EDT

Idid not expect the call of a muezzin in the capital city of Simferopol. Not that hearing the chosen beings invited to their devotions troubles me. I appreciate this caution against allowing the commerce of daily life to distract one from giving thanks to God. Yet other residents of this Crimean city find the five-times-daily summoning of Muslims to prayer, the adhan, worrisome. It reminds them that ownership of this peninsula is contested.

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