Fact Check: Does This Video Show A Man Offering Prayer On A Busy Street In London? Here’s The Truth

A video showing a youth offering prayers on a busy road has gone viral on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim youth praying on a crowded street in London. It is further being claimed in the viral post that it shows India’s future as on September 21, a Muslim woman forcibly entered a deserted home in Delhi and offered prayers there. 

The video is being shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi which can be translated into English as: “London, which ruled half the world 75 years ago in the grip of Islam, is caught in the clutches of Islam today. Due to showing extreme generosity towards Islam, today 89 Muslim mayors and about 40,/50 Muslims have become MPs in Britain, so they get whatever they want. A lone mullah offers prayers fearlessly on a crowded London street. Showing the power of Islam in another sense. This is the future of India to come, and yes, on 21st September, a Muslim woman was caught entering a deserted house in Delhi and offering Namaz. In this 1 minute 12 second video, watch a lonely Mullah offering Namaz on a busy London street.”

(Original Text: लंदन इस्लाम की चपेट में 75 वर्ष पहले आधी दुनिया पर राज करने वाला लंदन आज इस्लाम के चंगुल में फंस चुका है। इस्लाम के प्रति अत्यधिक उदारता दिखाने के कारण आज ब्रिटेन में 89 मुस्लिम महापोर ओर लगभग 40,/50 मुस्लिम सांसद बन गए हैं, इसलिए ये जो चाहते है करवा लेते हैं। एक अकेला मुल्ला लंदन की भीड़ भरी सड़क पर निडर होकर नमाज़ पढ़ रहा है। दूसरे मायने में इस्लाम की ताकत दिखा रहा है। यह आने वाले हिन्दुस्तान का भविष्य है,ओर हां अभी 21 सितंबर को एक मुस्लिम महिला दिल्ली के एक सूने मकान में घुसकर नमाज पढ़ते हुए पकड़ी जा चुकी है और चेनल पर ऐक मुल्ला उस मुस्लिम महिला की हिंदू घर में जबरदस्ती घुस कर नमाज पढ़ने को सही ठहराते हुए बोल चुका है कि हम तुम्हारे घर मे घुस कर नमाज पढेंगे। 1 मिनट 12 सेकंड के वीडियो में लंदन के व्यस्त सड़क पर एक अकेले मुल्ले को नमाज पढ़ते हुए देखें।)

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE. 

Starting with our investigation, we did a keyword search but could not find any credible media report corroborating the viral claim. 

We then extracted keyframes from the viral video and performed a Reverse Image Search. This led us to a Turkish news website which carried the same viral video with the headline, “The ‘qibla wrong’ reaction to the provocateur who prayed in the middle of the road in Istanbul.” The video was uploaded on September 19, 2021. 

We found that a similar incident was also reported in an article (published in September 2021) with the headline, “Video of a man praying in the middle of a highway in Turkey.”

Searching further, we found that many Twitter users shared the same video with captions written in Turkish. 

We also noticed that at 3-seconds span, a yellow colour taxi passes by with TET 57 and iTaksi  written on it. We found that iTaksi is an online taxi service, developed by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB). 

The second claim made in the viral video is that a Muslim woman forcibly entered a deserted home in Delhi and offered a prayer on September 21, 2021. We did a keyword search but could not find any credible media report corroborating the viral claim.  

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral video is being shared with a false claim. 

 

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