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The woman disrupting Eid Prayers in this video from US is a Muslim, not Hindu


A video of a saree-clad woman being dragged away by security staff from a gathering is being shared on social media. The post which shares this video claims that the woman is a Hindu, and that she disrupted prayers held in Virginia by climbing onto the pulpit of a mosque. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.

Claim: Video of a Hindu woman disrupting Eid Prayers in Virginia.

Fact: This incident took place during the Eid Prayers on 21 April 2023 at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Sterling, Virginia. The ADAMS community clarified on social media that the woman seen in the video is mentally ill and belongs to the Muslim community. Hence the claim made in the post is False.

To know more details about the video, we performed a basic keyword search on the internet, which led us to a news article published by ‘The Kashmir Monitor’, which contained a few screenshots from the viral video.

According to the article, this incident happened at the ‘All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Centre’s mosque in Northern Virginia in the US.’ The ADAMS Centre released a statement on their social media which said ‘We want to clarify that the recent incident at the mosque on Friday, 21 April, during the ADAMS Sterling, Virginia, Eid prayer involved an individual from the Muslim community struggling with mental health issues.’ Further, they asked for forgiveness in the statement and requested people who posted this video to remove it from social media.

According to their Facebook page, the ADAMS centre was established in 1983 to serve the local Muslim population in Virginia.

To sum up, a video of a Muslim woman who created a ruckus during an Eid prayer in Virginia is shared with a false claim that she is a Hindu.


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