The German minister of the interior reportedly had asked what the big deal is with the Islamic call to prayer, so long as it's 60 Db. and limited to three minutes.
In this video, Tatjana Festerling and her friends from Fortress Europe, a new classical liberal group in Germany, played the Interior minister the Islamic call to prayer at exactly that level, so she could hear it for herself.
This comes as more and more cities and towns in Germany are being forced to listen to it, and more and more times per week.
More information is available here at this Facebook post, with a different video of this event:
Minister of Internal Affairs of Federal Republic of Germany Thomas De Maizière doesn't see any problem with Muezzin in Germany. 60 decibels, 3 minutes, all conform to the immission law. We played the music in front of his regional office in Saxony - still no problem, Mr. De Maizière?
Here is a link to a complete translation of an article from Der Westen, showing how initially, deals were made to allow the construction of mosques in German towns, but no call to prayers would be permitted. And then they started anyway.
There are a lot of Mosques in Germany, but not many Muezzin calls.
We know of exactly nineteen mosques that do call to prayer. But we estimate in fact it is 30 to 35″, says Bekir Alboga, the manager of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious e.V. (DITIB) in Cologne.
In most mosques it was common practice to explicitly renounce the prayer call when applying for the building permit. Many municipalities have let themselves in on this compromise.
Emotions are so charged that even small enough events can fire them. Out of all dates, on Good Friday a couple married in the mosque and celebrated with much honking, gun shots and a motorcade. Word made it that Christian neighbors felt harassed, “their feelings had been trampled.”
Muslim call to prayer in Hamburg, Germany, 2014: