Taking Over the Streets?

by John Derbyshire

An e-mail correspondent (Orthodox Christian) sent me the four pictures below, with this message:

This is an accurate picture of every Friday afternoon in several locations throughout New York City where there are mosques with a large number of Muslims that cannot fit into the mosque. They fill the surrounding streets, facing east for a couple of hours between about 2 & 4 pm.

Besides this one at 42nd St & Madison Ave, there is another, even larger group, at 94th St & 3rd Ave, etc. …

This is in New York City on Madison Avenue, not in France or the Middle East or Yemen or Kenya.

A Christian Nation cannot put up a Christmas scene of the baby Jesus in a public place, but the Muslims can stop normal traffic every Friday afternoon by worshiping in the streets …

Something is happening in America that is reminiscent of what is happening in Europe . This is Political Correctness gone crazy …

I have no idea if my correspondent is correctly relating the facts behind these pictures, nor even whether the pictures themselves are genuine (as opposed to Photoshopped). I move around New York City a fair amount, and haven’t seen such things; but then I’m rarely there on a Friday. Can anyone shed light?

If this kind of obstruction of roads and sidewalks is really going on in Nurse Bloomberg’s city — where a restaurateur can get a four-digit fine for placing a chair on the sidewalk without the proper permit — it’s a disgrace. But give me the facts, someone, please.

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