Though our ancestry is also from Abraham, there’s something askew in these pictures …. or seems to be.
It’s for you to judge, but the Christian bible speaks to believers gathering to pray …..
See Matthew 6, verse 5) “And when you pray,you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. …..” verse 6) “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; ….”
The Tenach (5 books of Moses) also speaks to hypocrisy; it states “The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.”
I’m not certain what the Qur’an states about praying in public …. but my question is: When these Muslims prostate themselves, to pray, …. blocking traffic, on Madison Street in New York city, are they there to be seen praying …… are they there, doing this, to cause consternation to their neighbors?
Or, are they reaching out to God in all sincerity. Or could it be that they’re praying to a different god? It seems to me that when one must do things like this in public, it’s just wrong!
Another question …… From my understanding, when Muslims pray, … the men pray in one place and the women pray separately in another place.
Here, there are women and men praying alongside one another ….. am I wrong and they do pray like this now, or …. have they changed their beliefs?
If I’ve evaluated this correctly, and it’s all for a show …. or, it’s just another “IN YOUR FACE” demonstration …..
If that’s so, even the hypocrisy of their actions, ought to be obvious to them!