Tilburg mosque mined for blocking cell phones

The Islamic Association for Education and Transfer of Knowledge has been fined for operating a device to block cell phone usage in the vicinity of a Tilburg mosque.

The banned device, which sends out strong radio signals that make phoning in the immediate vicinity impossible, blocks cell phone use as well as reception for emergency services.

NIS News reports that the mosque halted cell phone usage in order to allow worshipers to pray in peace. It faces a fine of 650 euros.