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Egyptian archeologist's comment on call to prayer stirs controversy

Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass becomes target of criticism after calling for one call to prayer across all mosques in an area.
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CAIRO — Recent statements by famous Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass questioning the need to amplify the calls to prayer came as a bombshell in Egypt.

While peaking to Balad TV, Hawass previously said, “The call to prayer disturbs tourists,” adding that the calls from mosques shouldn’t be amplified. 

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