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Fact Check:Is the viral video of Muslim praying on azan and blocking streets really from France?

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On the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, a video of many Muslims gathered at a place to offer prayers is getting viral. People all over the globe are sharing the video.

In the 30 sec video, many believers can be seen offering prayers at the time of Eid, the chanting of Azan can also be heard from background music. The video is getting viral with the claim that the video is from France.

A Twitter user wrote, “25 years ago France was memorizing the lesson of ‘Liberal-Humanity’…now it is getting a ‘lesson’.. Common French citizens have no way to walk.. Video

https://twitter.com/KreatelyMedia/status/1523104722588037120?s=20&t=3fP-lPZMSuDaq2YVW0ELEQ

The video is getting viral on Facebook too with similar captions.

Fact Check:

We reverse searched the video to know the authenticity of the video getting lot of attraction on the internet. We found that the video is actually not from the France but from the Russian, capital Moscow during Eid-Ul-Fitr.

The same video was posted by many on the internet in the year 2013 which make this video very old.

 

The news was shared on a Russian news site too.

Also, a report from Reuters and BBC showed that France has banned street prayers from the year 2011.

Conclusion:

Therefore, the video is not from France, but from Moscow.

Claim Review: the viral video of Muslim prying azan and blocking streets from France.

Claimed by: social media users.

Fact Check: Misleading.

 

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