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VIDEO: Irish singer recites adhan after converting to Islam

After converting to Islam and changing her name to Shuhada, the Irish singer, formerly Sinead O’Connor, has also recited Adhan. The 51-year-old has posted a video of herself reciting the Adhan or Azan (the Muslim call to prayer) saying: “Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan. I got some pronouncition wrong (sic) because emotions took me from my page… but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come…”  She has called Pakistani legendary qawwal late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and British singer Yusuf Islam…

Israel lawmakers give initial approval to anti-azaan bills

JERUSALEM: Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to two controversial measures that would limit Azaan (calls to prayers from mosques), including one prohibiting the use of loudspeakers at all hours, after shouting matches between lawmakers. The bills -- the second of which would ban loudspeakers in urban areas between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am -- will eventually have to be reconciled, with three more readings required before they can become law. They were approved after a heated discussion that turned into…