Yes people, this is LONDON, not Saudi Arabia. I wonder if someone 20 years ago would have believed these pictures of Muslims praying in the open in the UK? I’m sure they would have thought it was one huge joke. Sadly, this is reality. The reporter seems to be in awe as to how many Muslims pray here. Wake up dear. This is 2012 and this is only going to go from bad to worse. This so-called religion is already changing the face of England and give it another couple of decades and England won’t be recognisable – unless someone starts doing something about this and soon. And then of course, not a women in sight….
Hat tip: Mark and H
In the shadow of the glass and steel skyscrapers of London’s Square Mile, hundreds of Muslims kneel in the street for Friday prayers.
Yesterday’s hour-long service a stone’s throw from the heart of the financial district proved so popular that worshippers filled the streets around the tiny community mosque.
City workers in pinstripe suits mixed with Muslims from the local Bangladeshi community, cramming into the streets beside a Bentley and other parked cars.
The Brune Street mosque, in Spitalfields, East London, is the nearest mosque for Friday prayers for many City workers and others from Brick Lane and Whitechapel.
It is a one-room community mosque with a maximum capacity of 100, so when some 300 turn up for Friday midday prayers locals have become accustomed to seeing worshippers kneeling in the surrounding streets, all facing Mecca.
One worshipper said: ‘It’s grown and grown in recent years. It started off as just one room in the mosque, but now people come from all over the City and there just isn’t the room for them in the building.
‘You get the whole community, everyone from City boys to people from the local area. It’s great being outside on a day like today, but it’s not so much fun when it rains.
‘Some people are surprised when they come into the area on a Friday – seeing that many people praying outside together is not an everyday sight in the UK.
‘You wouldn’t know unless you were looking for it, but it’s right in the middle of the City.’