Summary of the 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 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.
A few months ago I made an uproar over busting Cole-trickle for posting a picture, but omitting the caption that fully explained what it was, while Cole fabricated something false, and these pictures of the Muslim appear to be no different. This was taken from the link your own pictures had, and when you read what the truth is, doesn't sound at all like the senerio you are declaring. Apparently this is a parade event, which is most probably permitted, and once a year, not weekly.
Halfabo wrote:While in D.C. they arrested a small group of Christians praying on the grass near a sidewalk across the street from the White House. The Christians were not blocking traffic, either on the street or the sidewalk. They were just kneeling and quietly praying for this country.
Now look again at the picture you posted of this. The way you just described it and what the picture shows is totally different. Just quietly kneeling on what grass, holding bright blue protest signs. They are not on grass, they are in the street. Any grass is behind a fence, they are on asphalt.