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  • Short Summary

    London's first mosque opened in Southfields.

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    Full title reads: "Islam in London. London's first mosque opened ... the Emir Feisal [Prince Feisal of Iraq?], who came specially here to perform the ceremony, was 'forbidden' at last moment".

    Southfields, London.

    M/S of three Asian / Arabic men; middle one wears fez, looks important. A man in a turban enters and shakes hands with the man in the fez. C/U of a Muslim holy man reading from Koran in doorway of new mosque. The man in the fez opens door and enters. L/S of dome of mosque, built in Islamic architectural style. Tilt down to show people entering mosque.

    Cuts start at 01:35:30. More shots of mosque - showing different angles of building. Otherwise, shots same or similar to those in the edited bit of item.

    Note: see separate record for ISLAM IN LONDON (version 2 of 2). AH 2001.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:47:00 / 01:36:55:00
    G 1335

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  1. Unknown user says

    This was about 90 years ago. 90 years later we are the image of the peaceful Islam:

    Muslimsforlife(dot)org - successfully collected 10,000 pints of blood to honor 3,000 dead of 9/11 (by saving 30,000 lives.
    Muslimsforpeace(dot)org - condemning terrorism, promoting Islamic value of loyalty to ones nation, peace, bus-ads and flyers and leaflets to promote the same.

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