Judge makes the wrong call in favour of your average neighbour from hell

Last week the KwaZulu-Natal High Court ordered a madrasah in Durban to ensure that its calls to prayer are not audible in the building of a neighbour’s house across the street. The judgment is badly argued and clearly wrong in law as the law requires neighbours to ‘live and let live’. But it also has the unfortunate effect of indirectly endorsing religious prejudice against the Islamic faith.