Duke cancels Muslims’ call to prayer after Franklin Graham leads revolt

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(RNS) Officials at Duke University abruptly dropped plans to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from the iconic bell tower of Duke Chapel after online protests led by evangelist Franklin Graham and unspecified security threats.

The decision on Thursday (Jan. 15) came one day before the “adhan,” or traditional call to prayer, was to be broadcast from the heart of campus in Durham, N.C.