X-Message-Number: 21015
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 12:26:55 -0800
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Jamming Phones to Keep Worshiping Quiet

Offbeat News Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003 Jamming Phones to Keep Worshiping

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has imported 1,000 frequency jammers to block
mobile phone transmissions that disrupt prayers and sermons in the Gulf
state's mosques, the daily newspaper The Peninsula said Thursday.

The Cellular Phone Hunter, a pocket-size device, should silence the
modern-day nuisance of cellphones chirruping during prayers, the paper

"Imams and muezzins (prayer callers) have been instructed to switch on
the devices a few minutes before the call for prayer and keep them on
till five minutes after the prayers, five times a day," The Peninsula

Well that's disturbing if it becomes a trend and spreads. Religion using
technology to block technology, how ironic.

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