FACT CHECK: Video Does Not Show A Recent Muslim Demonstration In London
A post shared on social media purportedly shows a recent video of a daily Muslim prayer that has been occurring in London.
In London there are around 500 mosques, why do they pray in the streets and parks every day? What message do they want to send? pic.twitter.com/n6Z1uqPRNz
— RadioGenoa (@RadioGenoa) November 21, 2023
The caption is inaccurate. The video is of prayer specifically for Eid al-Adha and is not related to the Hamas-Israeli conflict.
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The Twitter post claims hundreds of Muslims have been gathering outside in London everyday. The video shows a large crowd of men facing tents waiting to begin prayer.
The caption reads, “In London there are around 500 mosques, why do they pray in the streets and parks every day? What message do they want to send?”
The claim is inaccurate. The video is of a prayer specifically for Eid al-Adha and is not related to the Hamas-Israeli conflict. It dates back to 2022. The video’s title identifies the gathering as, “Eid-ul-Adha prayer in the park (Norbury, South London).” It was not a daily occurrence. It was also not a part of a political demonstration.
Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday commemorating the willingness of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son. London has seen massive protests due to the Hamas-Israeli conflict in Gaza. The Associated Press reported that tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in London recently. (RELATED: Video Of Pakistani Air Force Is Old)
@candycartlondon Eid-ul-Adha prayer in the park (Norbury, South London 🇬🇧) ماشاءالله #fy #fypシ #fypage #fypシ゚viral #foryou #eid #eidmubarak #eiduladha #eid2022 #eidprayer #london #norbury #norburypark #southlondon #muslims #muslimtiktok #mashallah #subhanallah #islam #uk #londontiktok ♬ Takbir Idul Fitri – Hidayat
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