Monday, May 31, 2010 9:33:41 PM
Baal I never said it was Friday Prayer, nor did I that this wasnt real based on people sitting around. Not in any of my statement what so ever.
Furthermore I also said in my statement, think Majority rules. Yes prayer is caught on camera for educational purposes and such, but for someone to be in a mosque ( especially during an afternoon prayer?) to randomly have a camera is not likely, and you know a stubborn elder would pitch the worlds biggest fit lol. But as even you said, most moques do not prohibit during prayer time, and I doubt this footage was taken for educational use.
Once again the gender is a discretionary issue. You nor I can prove this wrong or right.
The only aregument providing this not being fake is another users point that talks about a camera for the females, being that not all mosue have open backs, or balconies. But if this were the case, it would be on a tripod.
Monday, May 31, 2010 7:04:59 AM
Additionally, there are plenty of occassions where you will come to a mosque and see people praying, shoulder to shoulder, with others sitting around not praying.
My assumption would be that this is not Friday prayers (if it was the place would probably be packed if it is anywhere in the ME). This is another day, this is probably a prayer room. This is probably one of the afternoon prayers. The guy in the corner is either finished, or the people standing are catching up on their prayers before the next Athan, and the guy on the floor is waiting. (Or they just missed the prayer time and are doing them late).
For a statement you make to DISQUALIFY this from being real, it needs to capture something that does not happen.
There is nothing here that does not happen. You will see this sometimes.
When I said "Definately not true everywhere", it was a summary of "In my experience, this is not the case, I have been a member of various mosques in various countries and have had cameras in at least two.
Photography and videotaping is allowed in most Mosques with the general rule being "No videotaping during prayer time" specifically being w/r to tourists, because they act as a distraction.
Furthermore, how has anyone ever seen a prayer if videocameras are universally prohibited.
Clearly, the statement being made that it must be false because a camera is present, is not a valid argument".
They all look like guys to me. The "Hijabi" seems to be wearing a Kandoora and a jacket. Therefore at least not "clearly" female.