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Muslims Gather Every Friday in the Streets of New York City to Pray-Fiction!

Muslims Gather Every Friday in the Streets of New York City to Pray-Fiction!

 
Summary of eRumor:
 

This is a forwarded email with attached photos that says the pictures are that of Muslims in prayer on the streets of New York City.   It also says that every Friday afternoon traffic is stopped so Muslims can gather at the corner of 42nd and Madison to pray.

 
The Truth:
 
The photos were taken in New York City but this is not a weekly event.   Once a year the Muslim Foundation of America organizes a Muslim Day Parade event that includes a gathering of Muslims at the corner of Madison Ave  and 41st Street for Zahur prayer.

This has been an annual event since 1985 and the 25th annual event is slated for September 26, 2010.

updated 08/07/10